The Harden-Murrumburrah Historical Museum, located in rural New South Wales, is a rabbit warren of dust and artifacts, housed in a gorgeous old building. There's a fabulous collection of antiquated garments upstairs, modeled by an array of vintage dummies — sigh … it’s my idea of photographic paradise.
Don’t tell anyone I snuck behind the ropes to take this shot!
The name “Harden-Murrumburrah” is curious. It actually refers to two towns that have merged, although everyone (including maps) simply refers to it as “Harden”. A walk around the streets is a must — peeling paint, crumbling bricks and uneven pavements speak of a mythical Australia, yet beg for restoration at the same time.