IN an age where every detail is recorded, from the last restaurant checked in on Facebook, to the picture of the meal on Instagram, some of Queanbeyan's most interesting has remained hidden.
In celebration of Queanbeyan's 175th birthday, the residents of Queanbeyan Residential Care have constructed a display of local history, featuring many of their own personal artefacts.
Copies of The Queanbeyan Age from 1941 are taped on the walls, slightly browned, yet legible.
A picture of the first mayor, John James Wright, can be found glaring back in one of the earlier 1960 newspapers.
The floods in 1922 are also heavily documented, including illustrations of older establishments such as the Star, no longer existent.
Other artifacts include a baby's christening gown with delicate embellishments of the children's names.
Local resident, Yvonne Fritsch, contributed two pieces of crochet dating back to World War II.
Yvonne's mother, Victoria, was the artist of the two crochet works on show.
"She learnt to crochet when she was seventeen years of age, with a light under her bed. Back then, her father viewed it as a waste of time. Her mother supported the hobby and allowed her to do it," Mrs Fritsch said.
Queanbeyan Residential Care Diversional Therapist Lorraine Dolbel, meanwhile, said the exhibition had been educating for the residents and locals.
"Some of the people who are here have come from families who have been here for generations, and encompass so much history themselves. They're walking history books," Mrs Dolbel said.
"A lot of visitors have heard about it and made an effort to see what the displays are about."
One of these visitors, Edna Williams, stopped by to admire the town's hidden history.
"I love that this is available, it is just marvelous," Mrs Williams said.