Pipe organ from St. Augustine Anglican Church, Merewether. According to signage, "there is debate about the intrument's origins but it is known that from 1892 to 1919 the organ was in the drawing room of John St Vincent Welch's home on Sydney's lower north shore. In 1924, the organ was bought by the Merewether parish and installed in their church, where it has been in use until recently."
Lilywhite washing machine invented by Richard Marsh of East Maitland in 1898. Ingenious, but it hints of looking still like hard labour! I might daydream for a moment about clean laundry vs good vino (it does look a little like a keg/cask?) 'cepting it could stain the clothes? Pink shirts and undies for all the family; would it really matter, so long as Mum was
under the weather happy.
Phonograph. I got lost after adding this image. Wandered away listening to u-tubes from the 1940's - 1950's. I was going to link to this, but didn't.
This was the same museum where the Model-T Ford was; did you miss that post? ... it's here.