Evans Head Living Museum

The Evans Head Living Museum is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers who are involved in the collection, identification and interpretation of the rich human and natural resources which make up the history and development of Evans Head, Woodburn, Broadwater and Coraki areas. The Museum focuses on seven major themes: World War II including

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Fighter World – the RAAF Williamtown Aviation Heritage Centre

Located just 20 mins drive north of Newcastle, Fighter World is a totally ‘hands on’ experience. Visitors can walk-around, touch and view some of Australia’s most iconic aircraft plus enjoy the added benefit of sitting in the cockpits of a Mirage jet fighter and a Macchi jet trainer. There are more than 17 historic aircraft

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NSW Lancers Memorial Museum

Visit Commonwealth Heritage listed Lancer Barracks, mainland Australia’s oldest military barracks, and experience Australia’s oldest and most decorated surviving Regiment, both on the battlefield and in its ceremonial duties. With a retired Lancer as your personal guide, the Museum of the 1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers walks you through the Regiment’s history on the battlefields of

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Orange RSL Museum

The Orange RSL Museum commemorates servicemen from the region and the contribution they made to Australia. It pays special attention to the life of Sir Neville Reginald Howse, the first Australian soldier to be awarded the VC.  Howse, originally from England was a trained doctor and settled in Orange in 1899. When serving at the

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Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum

Showcasing Australia’s industrial history. The history of the Lithgow Small Arms Factory is about people – their aspirations, disappointments, and achievements, the economic and social hardships endured, the influence of our British heritage on Australia in the early 1900s, and sheer human stubbornness. It is also about the introduction of new technologies into the emerging

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Hay War Memorial High School Museum

The museum is located in the original building of the Hay War Memorial High School which was built in 1923 as both a high school and the town’s war memorial to honour those who served in World War I. It is managed by the Hay War Memorial High School. The collection preserves stories of Hay

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Hay Prisoner of War Interpretive Centre

The Museum houses exhibits, photographs and stories about the experiences of internees, Prisoners of War and the townsfolk of Hay. In July 1940, the Commonwealth government agreed to accept 6,000 internees from the United Kingdom. German, Italian and Japanese civilians internees and Prisoners of War were kept in three Prison Camps at Hay between 1940 and

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Wing Hing Long Museum

The Wing Hing Long and Company Store in Tinga is a long way from Chinatown. This little store has been turned into a museum to raise awareness of the contribution the Chinese made to rural communities in NSW. During the peak of the mining boom between 1880 and 1920 a large community of Chinese miners

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Gunnedah Rural Museum

The Gunnedah Rural Museum is one of Australia’s largest collections of early agriculture and transport memorabilia.  It is one of the largest museums of its type in Australia. Located on the Oxely Highway on the western side of Gunnedah, the Museum occupies a massive area of some 14,614 square metres. The museum consists of a

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Griffith War Memorial Museum

The Griffith War Memorial Museum owes its existence to the returned servicemen from World War I who became soldier-settlers in Griffith.  After World War II the returned soldiers, sailors, airmen and their families expressed a wish to establish a fitting memorial to those who served.  Each Anzac Day a new exhibition is set up to

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Tinonee Museum

Tinonee is one of the most historic villages in the Manning Valley and is situated on the banks of the Manning River. During the 1900’s, Tinonee was an important shipping trade destination. The tall majestic sailing ships plying the river were an everyday sight as Tinonee buzzed with commerce and industry. The purpose of the

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Holbrook Submarine Museum

Our prize exhibit is a genuine WW II “Jolly Roger” flag from a British submarine, it is one of only three dozen world-wide that remain from over 300 British and Australian submarines that operated in time of war. We have the original above water line superstructure of the Oberon Class submarine HMAS OTWAY set within

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Rocky Hill War Memorial Museum

Rocky Hill War Memorial opened in 1925 as a lasting tribute to the men and women of Goulburn who served during World War 1. Sponsored by the community and designed by renowned local architects, E C Manfred and Sons, the memorial tower is constructed of concrete and clad in local stones – some of which

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Gallipoli Memorial Club

In 1916 in Sydney, Gallipoli Veterans formed an association for those who had been discharged from the AIF because of wounds received in the Gallipoli campaign. This association together with a number of other groups met for the next 17 years before becoming The Gallipoli Legion of Anzacs (GLA) in 1934. In the years between World

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Fort Scratchley

Fort Scratchley Historic Site, with its commanding position guarding the Hunter River Estuary, is undoubtedly Newcastle’s most spectacular vantage point and is worth the visit for the view alone. It’s naval significance was recognised early and in 1876, with fears of Russian attack, the British Government sent Major General Sir William Jervois and Lieutenant Colonel

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City of Canada Bay Museum

The Canada Bay Museum features a collection that has been sourced from all over the city and ranges from 1915 to the 1970s. Included in the collection are items that uniquely represent the history of the City of Canada Bay, such as Arnott’s and Bushells memorabilia. Objects on display at the Museum include an extensive

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Wyalong Museum

Situated in the historic Wyalong Courthouse, the Museum is managed  by volunteers of Bland District Historical Society Incorporated. The opening hours are 2pm – 5pm daily. The building was erected in 1900 by renowned architect Walter Liberty Vernon and shows many of his innovative ideas on light and ventilation. The heritage court room with cedar

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Up to Date Store

Designed and built to serve the people of the Coolamon district, the Up to Date Store resonates with the memories of the community.   The Store was divided into several different departments which included grocery, ironmongery, crockery, drapery, mercery, millinery, haberdashery, clothing and footwear. In fact, it is true that anything and everything, from a plough

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Coo-ee Heritage Centre, Gilgandra

Coo-ee Heritage Centre, Gilgandra, which takes its name from the famous Coo-ee March of 1915, comprises of 3 Museums, a Visitor Information Centre and Gilgandra Art Gallery. The Allan Wise Gallery is operated by the local Historical Society. Displays relate to the town and local area and include a wedding dress worn in 1926, a

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Australian National Maritime Museum

The Australian National Maritime Museum is Australia’s national centre for maritime collections, exhibitions, research and archaeology. The museum presents a changing program of stimulating exhibitions and events to share Australia’s maritime history and connect the stories, objects, people and places that are part of our country’s narrative. The museum has one of the largest floating

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