After a meeting with the Museum’s landlord in Sydney , curator Michael Balderstone is optimistic for the future of the unique tourist attraction.
I began my life in Nimbin over 20 years ago when I rented the Museum shopfront as a second hand, antique shop. Dealing of illegal drugs was a small issue then in the village, but even then a divisive one.
We built the stage in the backyard for just that reason. The last time we had a fundraiser there, for the aboriginal communities access road, the police completely disrupted the day by harassing an elder before he went on stage.
It is the end of an era but it’s disturbing the way the Police have gone about taming Nimbin, after us ceaselessly inviting them to visit the Museum and discuss the situation, which they never have.
It looks like the Nimbin Museums days are numbered as ‘1984’ arrives in the tiny rebel village in the form of a 1943 law, created during the world war 2 for out of control army parties.
On April 1st 2008, a huge contingent of police raided the small Australian hippy town of Nimbin… yet again. Spectacular quadofrantic images with a NimFM ScanDotOrg news file soundtrack.This docudrama shot by police video camera shows the time used, trouble caused and expense of the farcical ‘war on drugs’.You can witness the event in […]
NIMBIN MUSEUM Clean up is finished ! Open as per usual, below are some before and after photos, there are also a couple of movies “way down the bottom of this page”…. The Nimbin Museum opened on Boxing Day 1992, and apart from a few Christmas Days, it’s been open every day since. However, the […]