Maclean Bicentennial Museum and Stone Cottage

Maclean District Historical Society Inc. began in 1969 when a building (which was resumed by Council for non-payment of rates) was given to our Society for use as a museum. This is now furnished in the style of the time- 5 rooms, a music room, parlour, 2 bedrooms (one designated as a children’s room) and

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Inverell Pioneer Village

At the Pioneer Village you can sense the history that surrounds you. The authentic buildings of the village have been collected from Inverell and surrounding districts and represent the lifestyle and pioneering spirit of our forebears. Wander through the grounds to discover the Grove Homestead, dating back to 1840, or rest up in Paddy’s Pub

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Yarrawonga-Mulwala Pioneer Museum

Pioneer aviation and pioneer agriculture are major themes of the Yarrawonga-Mulwala Pioneer Museum. A highlight of the museum’s collection is a biplane built by local pioneer aviator Douglas Sloane in 1913. It is one of very few designs from the early period of aviation in Australia to have survived to the present day. The wing

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Trades Hall

The Trades Hall provides an insight into the history of trade unionism and its centrality to social justice, democracy and human rights in today’s world. The Hall houses a fascinating collection of historical, trade union banners, badges, campaign material, important documents and books. The building is open Monday to Friday with changing exhibitions on show

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Norfolk Island Museum

If you come to Norfolk Island, a visit to the museum is a must! The Norfolk Island Museum reveals to you Norfolk’s amazing and multi-layered stories. Famous for its colourful history, the island was first settled by Polynesians, then in 1788 by the British who later made it a convict hellhole. Since 1856 it has

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The Australian PlantBank

The Australian PlantBank is a science and research facility of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust and is located at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan. It houses the Trust’s seedbank and research laboratories that specialise in horticultural research and conservation of Australian native plant species, particularly those from New South Wales.  

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Australian Army Infantry Museum

The Australian Army Infantry Museum (AAIM) is the custodian of Infantry Corps history and its customs and traditions. The Museum collection ranges from the colonial armies and their first deployments overseas in the nineteenth century through to today’s twenty first century diggers. From its beginnings in 1965, the collection was originally housed at Ingleburn, before

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The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

Welcome to The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah – Australia’s premier cool-climate botanic garden. Perfectly situated in the world heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains of New South Wales and with sweeping vistas over the mountains and more than 40,000 native, exotic and rare plants, the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is a dream to visit at any

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The Australian Botanic Garden

Welcome to The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan. Four hundred hectares of Australian plants and lakeside picnic areas; home to the award-winning education and research facility, the Australian PlantBank. The sensation of the late 18th century in the field of botany was the discovery of a new continent filled with exotic plants unknown to the

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The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust is the oldest scientific institution in Australia. We have in our care the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, which is the nation’s oldest botanic garden, established in 1816 on the site of the first farm in 1788. The Trust also manages the Domain established in 1788 as the Governor’s

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Cockatoo Island

Only a short ferry ride from Sydney’s CBD is Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour’s largest island and one of Australia’s most fascinating historical sites. In 2010, Cockatoo Island – along with 10 other Australian convict sites – was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Cockatoo Island was a convict gaol (1839-1869), a reformatory and industrial

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Henry Kendall Cottage & Historical Museum

Set on two and a half acres with peaceful surroundings, Henry Kendall Cottage was once a home for the pioneer poet Henry Kendall. Born in Ulladulla 1839, Henry Kendall arrived in Gosford down on his luck and in poor health in 1873 and was befriended by the Fagans, a local family. Henry lived and worked

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Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre

The Navy Heritage Centre is closed for all visitors until further notice.   

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The Royal Flying Doctor Service Outback Experience, Broken Hill

The Royal Flying Doctor Service Outback Experience in Broken Hill An exploration of the history and the operations of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Touch down into the world of heroic doctors, nurses, pilots and the outback communities we service. The ‘Mantle of Safety Museum’ lets you experience our most exciting stories from over 92

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Australian Scout Museum

The Newington Armory is now permanently closed and will not be re-opening. We are unable to supply any further contact information.  

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Lucy Osburn-Nightingale Museum

Originally called the Rum Hospital because convicts were paid to import rum for re-sale, Sydney Hospital was founded as a convict hospital in 1788 and was the first building on Macquarie St. It was completed in 1894 and the two outer wings remain today in the form of The Mint and NSW Parliament House. In

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Sir Donald Bradman Birthplace Museum

Granny Scholz, the mid-wife who delivered “The greatest batsman the world has ever known” Sir Donald Bradman on 27th August 1908, operated a small private hospital in the front room of the building at 89 Adams Street. The building was refurbished in 1991, and now his birthplace has been lovingly restored with the official opening

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Junee Roundhouse Museum

The Junee Roundhouse is one of few surviving, working railway Roundhouses in the Southern Hemisphere. It is also home to the only working steam driven accident crane. Of a number built in America in the early 1940’s, five were brought to Australia by the US Army Corps. With the end of the war, the NSW

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Quarantine Station

The historic Quarantine Station is located in Manly on Sydney’s North Head, an area which has important cultural and spiritual significance to the land’s traditional owners. The site is part of the rich history of Aboriginal occupation of the Sydney area. Chosen in 1832 as the ideal site for the development of a quarantine facility, due

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Vienna Cottage

Vienna Cottage is a rare example of an artisan’s home of the past century. Built in 1871, it was the home of John and Ann Hillman and their five children. They lived in what was a typical tradesman’s cottage, with four rooms in the main building and a detached kitchen and laundry at the back.

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