Exhibition: Building Community: Wallace & McGee, Walmac and the Construction of the West

Exhibition and Shows

31 Jul 2021 to 7 Nov 2021 Once Only Event

What do the RAAF Base, St Raphael’s Church in Cowra, St Mary’s School, Wellington, the Nyngan RSL Club, the Forbes Olympic Pool and the Amaroo Hotel have in common? A Dubbo-based company built them all.
When Robert ‘Bob’ Wallace and Phillip ‘Phil’ McGee joined forces as builders and contractors in Dubbo in 1922, little did they know that their company would play such a huge role in the development of the cities and towns in western NSW. Wallace and McGee was a family business that grew to become a major construction firm under the subsidiary Walmac, while the Wallace and McGee hardware store, ‘where quality and value are the twin pillars of business’, served the Dubbo community for many years.
This exhibition will explore the history of the company as well as its impact on the establishment and consolidation of communities across the western region.

Facilities

Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Conference/Convention Facilities Family Friendly Free Wifi Parents Room Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Rates

Free Entry

Event Dates

Once Only Event

31 Jul 2021 to 7 Nov 2021

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