Welcome To The Mother, The Father and The Matriarch

Welcome to The Mother, The Father and The Matriarch Exhibition. The exhibition is just a click away, but first a few instructions:

  • Click the ‘forward’ and ‘back’ arrows to navigate through the exhibition, or choose the ‘main hall’ to return to the central exhibition page at any time. These direction buttons are at the bottom of each page.
  • Some of the individual items on display have extended caption information and if at any time you would like to see a larger image or view this extended information, simply click on the image.
  • Items which are drawn from public collections are acknowledged here. Acknowledgements can also be accessed through the ‘Visit the Exhibitions’ menu.

Mary Wall has long been characterized as the most important figure in the history of Berowra, but she was not the only one to feature strongly in the early history of the area. By 1890, when Mary finally received her formal grant, Berowra was large enough to have been declared a village and others not only lived here, but they contributed strongly to the community. This exhibition focuses on three of these important early figures, who we have termed the mother, father and matriarch.

To find out more about these important figures in the history of Berowra, select the person you would like to find out about!

The Mother : Mary Wall

The Mother : Mary Wall

The Father George Collingridge

The Father
George Collingridge

The Matriarch : Ada Richards

The Matriarch : Ada Richards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This exhibition was proudly brought to you by the Berowra Living History Team. Lead curator; Elissa MacDonald. Assistant curator; Robyn Borkovic

Special thanks to Nathan Wall, Winsome Collingridge, Edith Collingridge and Peter Huett for their support and contributions.

Please note that only information directly relevant to the history of Berowra is included and what may be deemed sensitive information is omitted in deference to living family members.

2 thoughts on “Welcome To The Mother, The Father and The Matriarch

  1. It never ceases to amaze me,how you,,,Elissa, put all this exciting and amazing material together.3 cheers for all your hard work. Neil and I just love to read all of this
    great stuff,it`s almost like going back in time personally. Keep up the good work.!!!!

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