Mary Boulton’s Pioneer Cottage & Museum
Take a step back in time to encounter how Nambucca Valley pioneers lived – the early 19th century furnished cottage in a welcoming garden setting; a timber getter’s bark hut, an early cell from Macksville Police Station; horse drawn vehicles; a dairy where cans of cream were stored; tools and implements from the dairy, beef, banana and farm crop industries; and household, personal and clothing items that Grandma (or Great Grandma) would have used including a timber laundry trough.
Early businesses have not been forgotten with the MIDCO display prominent; a seat from the first hotel and a rake used to harvest oysters. Parish maps of the district and charts of early town sub divisions, numerous local history books, files and photographs, and staff to assist with research.
An Open Day is held each September and a pioneer plaque wall is an on-going project.
The grounds are available for hire for marriage and naming ceremonies. Morning or afternoon tea catering available for group tours. This wheelchair friendly complex is managed by a volunteer committee.