Temora does museums well and the Ambulance Museum certainly lives up to the standard. It houses items that go back to World War 1, such as medical first aid kits, oxygen kits, splints and many other artefacts. Visit the Ambulance Museum, the Rural Museum, the Railway Museum and the Aviation Museum and make a day of it in Temora!
The museum is a project of the Temora community and supported by NSW Ambulance, among other authorities. It represents the culmination of many years’ work by volunteers, including about 30 retired and serving paramedics who’ve travelled thousands of kilometres to secure and preserve items of historical interest.
A large number of historic ambulance vehicles and conveyances are displayed at the museum. Dating back to 1897, these include a 1916 Overland Military Ambulance in its original, pristine condition, on loan from a private collector.
Also included is the only remaining horse drawn ambulance operated by NSW Ambulance from 1897 (originally known as the Civil Ambulance and Transport Brigade), three Ashford litters, and a 1938 Dodge ambulance featuring the old ‘ambulance cream’ paintwork.
NSW Ambulance previously established a museum out of its former headquarters at Circular Quay in 1964, before the centre of operations was relocated during the 1970s and the museum was “quietly packed away”. Many items were stored at Auburn Station where they remained until Temora museum historians Eddie Sams and his wife Leonie began a campaign to establish a new national museum.
The museum houses items that go back to World War 1, such as medical first aid kits, oxygen kits, splints and many other artefacts of that nature, and continues to receive donations of artefacts regularly.
Your next trip to Temora can be filled with history. Visit the Ambulance Museum, the Rural Museum, the Railway Museum and the Aviation Museum and make a day of it in Temora!
Temora Ambulance Museum is open daily from 9.30am to 5pm and can be found at The Bundawarrah Centre, 29 Junee Road, Temora NSW, 2666.