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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


"Having a Voice": Memories of Liverpool Eric Kontos


Mr Eric Kontos, former Editor of Liverpool Champion, talks about his memories of Liverpool, and the changing voice of the media over the years, as part of the National Trust Heritage Festival “Having a Voice”.
Eric started his career as a cadet journalist with the Liverpool Leader in 1978 and worked there until 1994. He returned as editor of the Liverpool Champion in 2004 and stayed there until he took a redundancy from Fairfax in 2014.
During this span of time, Eric witnessed many of the significant people, places and events of Liverpool City. He has also been part of how the voice of the media has changed over the years.

Thurs 4 May   10:30am - 12:30pm    Bookings Essential 

An Edwardian House Party 1900 to 1914


Timeline Photography © Cavalcade

Presented by Cavalcade: The History of Fashion
This presentation focusses on the Edwardian Era and is a tantalising snapshot of how women of high society spent their time, what the events of the time were and how these events combined to influence fashion. It showcases a variety of garments typically worn by women at this time and the accessories to accompany alluring outfits or those required for a weekend in the country. You will be able to view interesting outfits for activities such as tennis or croquet, striking gowns for luncheon, elegant gowns for an afternoon stroll and magnificent dinner gowns.
Accompanying this small taste of the Cavalcade’s vast collection, are a selection of fascinating stories about these Edwardian women.

Age suitability: young adults and older

Liverpool City Library 
Thurs 11 May
10:30 am - 12:00 noon. 

"Nature of Photography"


Image Courtesy of June Anderson
Taking photographs of animals with June Anderson In association with the Museum’s Ingham Family exhibition, this photography workshop will offer expert tips on taking photographs of animals, especially horses.
June says, one of the greatest pleasures as a nature photographer is to share my images and to see the impact they can have. I love to encourage appreciation of the beauty and wonder that nature provides.

 Liverpool Regional Museum

Sat 13 May 10am - 12pm    Bookings Essential

Spotlight on Liverpool Lives: Mr. Col Harrington


Image Courtesy of Mr. Col Harrington

Mr Col Harrington, former Mayor of Liverpool, will speak about his experiences and journey as a much respected community member and much-loved member of Liverpool City Council.
This talk is part of our “Spotlight on Liverpool Lives” Heritage Collection series, and is presented as part of event during the 2017 National Heritage Festival.

Thurs 18 May   10:30am - 12pm    Bookings Essential. 

Ingham Family - An Extraordinary Success Story, Presented by Lyn Ingham


Image Courtesy of the Ingham Family

Lyn Ingham, the eldest daughter of Mr Bob Ingham, will offer a unique insight in to her family’s success story, locally, nationally and internationally. As well as being the largest producer of chickens and turkeys in Australia, Ingham’s Enterprises was one of Australia’s most successful breeder of racing horses, including Octagonal the champion thoroughbred. This talk is part of our public programs for the Ingham Family Exhibition.

Liverpool Regional Museum
Thurs 25 May   10:30am - 12:30pm     Bookings Essential

The Australian of the Year Awards 2017 - A travelling exhibition


Each year, the Australian of the Year Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding Australians. As role models for us all, they inspire us through their achievements and challenge us to make our own contribution to creating a better Australia.
This exhibition features objects, selected by each state and territory recipient, that have deep personal significance. From a tiny trophy to a giant plaster model of a nose, the objects tell us something about the recipient’s life, aspirations and experiences.
We are proud to see the inclusion of NSW 2017 Australian of the Year, Deng Adut. A former refugee from South Sudan, he is now a criminal lawyer who lives and works in Western Sydney.
This is a travelling exhibition developed by the National Museum of Australia, in collaboration with the National Australia Day Council. Its first tour stop will be Liverpool City Library.
Liverpool City Library
Heritage Exhibition Space 
Sat 11 March - Thurs 25 May 

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