04 Nov 2016 - 26 Feb 2017

Emporium recreates the Albury region's first department store - The Abikhair Emporium. It was a family business run by Syrian immigrant Saad Milham Abikhair and his wife Shefia that was known for its personal service, quality and vast array of goods.

The exhibition explores not only the remarkable collection of merchandise and advertising acquired from the store after its closure, but also the changing roles of women in 1950s Australia and the evolution of fashion from the early 20th century.


  • Admission to this exhibition FREE


Newcastle Museum
6 Workshop Way