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EXHIBITION: The Ingham Family


The Ingham family is one of Liverpool’s most successful and well-known, since the establishment of the family business in Casula in 1918. Many Liverpool residents have some association with the family: as workers in their successful poultry business, or in relation to their role in the horse racing industry, and now with the establishment of the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research at Liverpool Hospital. In 2016, the Ingham family generously donated to Council, for the people of Liverpool, a set of high quality showcases, featuring significant items reflecting the family’s long-standing contribution to the Liverpool community.

On display at the Liverpool Regional Museum are items from the History Room of the Ingham Building, including the saddle belonging to the champion thoroughbred race horse Octagonal, and other items from the family’s personal collection.

If you can share a story, photograph, or object related to the Ingham family, please contact us at the Liverpool Regional Museum so we can continue to develop this significant part of Liverpool’s heritage collection.

e: MorrisJ@liverpool.nsw.gov.au
p: (02) 9602 0315, Liverpool Regional Museum or
(02) 9821 9422, Liverpool City Library


A 'gem' of a workshop!


Jewellery making with the Sydney Jewellery School. During this one day practical course, students will make a pendant from brass and a textured ring from sterling silver. You will learn traditional jewellery- making techniques such as saw-piercing, ring making and soldering while creating jewellery of your own design.

Suitable for young adults and older.

Liverpool Regional Museum
Sat 27 May 
10am - 3pm

Bookings Essential             

the Ingham's Horse Racing Empire, with Mr. Trevor Lobb


Image Credit: Ingham Family

Mr Lobb was pivotal in developing the racing and breeding operation of iconic Jack and Bob Ingham into the most expansive thoroughbred operation in the southern hemisphere.  He was instrumental in the purchase of Woodlands studs at Denman and Cootamundra, and was integral in the creation of Crown Lodge at Warwick Farm.  

Over two decades, Lobb and his team successfully launched the stud careers of Crown Jester, Quest For Fame (GB), Grand Lodge (USA), Dr Grace, Strategic, Canny Lad, Commands, Domesday and Ad Valorem (USA).  He also supervised the selection and mating of the entire Woodlands broodmare band, establishing many of the most coveted female families now found in the Australian Stud Book.
Lobb purchased top-line Ingham-owned runners, most notably the immortal Octagonal (NZ) and managed topline home-bred runners such as Guineas, Strategic, Dracula, Unworldly, Freemason, Viscount, Denman and the legendary Lonhro whose stud career he started.
Innumerable honorary roles have been held by Lobb with a variety of industry related organizations and he is currently the Chairman/President of Thoroughbred Breeders' Australia.

Liverpool City Library 
Thurs 15 June   10:30 am - 12pm     Bookings Essential

TALK: The Liverpool to Holdsworthy Military Railway Line - Presented by John Oakes


 John Oakes BA (Sydney University) is an author, railway historian and model train enthusiast.  

John writes for the Australian Railway Historical Society (NSW Division) on NSW’s forgotten railways including his publication ‘Sydney’s Forgotten Military Railways’.  This event will focus on ‘The Liverpool to Holdsworthy Military Railway Line”.

He has been a member of ARHS (NSW) for 30 years and is a tour guide for the society. Between 1970-2002 John was a teacher with the Department of Education.

Saturday 22 July 2017
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Liverpool Regional Museum


EXHIBITION: Liverpool to Holdsworthy Railway WWI- a forgotten military railway.


The Liverpool to Holdsworthy Military Railway Line is one of New South Wales’ ‘forgotten’ military railway lines. Its significance lies as the only Australian military railway line partly constructed by WWI internees.
It transported WWI ordnance, ammunition, stores, cavalry and artillery horses, military equipment and personnel with part of the line still in service during WWII.
NSW Railways constructed the first 2.2km from Liverpool Station east across the Georges River and the remainder on military land with Department of Defence employing internees’ labour from Holdsworthy Internment Camp (then known as the German Concentration Camp).
Sidings were located at Liverpool Army Camp, Holdsworthy Internment Camp, Anzac Rifle Range, Remount Depot, Moorebank Stores, Ammunition and Ordnance Depots and later Cable Makers.
This exhibition commemorates the centenary of the line’s construction, the circumstances under which it was constructed and the changed relationships between the Australian, German, Austro-Hungarian and former Ottoman nations and peoples.

Originally spelt as Holdsworthy until after WWII, when the ‘d’ was dropped – area was named after Holsworthy, Devon, England where Governor Macquarie married in 1807.

Saturday 8 July to Saturday 2 September 2017

Liverpool Regional Museum