Meet a Local
Coonamble’s History Past & Present FB page & Museum Under the Bridge
We popped into the Coonamble Museum Under the Bridge to have a quick chat to volunteer Angie Little who also is the brains behind the Coonamble’s Past & Present Facebook page, about why she loves the Coonamble Region and what advice she has for new people to the area, check out what she had to say…
The “Coonamble’s History Past & Present” Facebook wall is specifically on our local towns History on things that happened in the by gone years as well as today. Ex-Locals are always interested in what is happening here in Coonamble PLUS I get the chance to go down the Archives and share some amazing images that Neville Owens has taken since the 1950’s on my FB Wall.
Plus it is a great opportunity for Ex-Local to send me their own Collection of photos to share on the wall of Coonamble when they use to live here.
How long have you lived in the Coonamble region?
All my Life, I was Born & Bred In Coonamble , I left for a short 3 years in the late 1970’s but came back with a beautiful Husband Bruce who absolutely loved it here.
What do you love about the local community?
The friendliness, the support we give each other when in trouble, you just have to holler and help is right there for you, and you can stop in any part of the street just to have a yard with anyone & everyone….and as you know I love a good yarn.
What’s the best thing about living in the Coonamble region?
The closeness of the Community, Peaceful atmosphere, you will always have support team when needed, living in Sydney for just 3 years life was marked with hustle and bustle, traffic jams. Coonamble has a lot more pollution free environment. People are not in a hurry to be anywhere; frowning faces can be less seen. This kind of peace and calm is contagious, it instantly affects you and you can feel burdens lifting away. Why would you want to live anywhere else.
What are you involved in within the community?
I am a Volunteer at Coonamble’s Local “Museum Under The Bridge” for the past 32 years. I also upload photos of Headstones at our local Cemetery for a web site called “Austcemindex”.
I also do research for people who are interested in the Towns History. I leave the Family History for “Coonamble’s Family History” Group.
I will never leave Coonamble, my next address will be C/- Coonamble General Cemetery.
What advice do you have for anyone new to the Coonamble region?
Think about the hobbies you like and research how you can continue them in the new town. Also look at the meetup groups & local Clubs that are available in town. It is a great way to meet new people with similar interests.
Remember, the hardest part is starting up the conversation with strangers in a new Town, but once you get over that road bump you will find yourself getting better and better at meeting new people and let me tell you WE are a friendly mob of people here in Coonamble.
Follow Coonamble’s History Past & Present on Facebook or drop in to visit Angie at the Museum on Monday, Wednesday or Friday.