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This page is designed to provide space for people of the Community to provide local history information about their community and to provide links to relevant history sites related to this community. The management of this site realises that this list may not be complete.


LOCATION: Derby St Walcha (opposite the showground)

HOURS: Weekends and every third Friday, 11am to 4pm

Other times by appointment.

               C/e Bob Walsh 6777 2318

The Walcha Pioneer Cottage complex comprises a variety of historical buildings on the original land grant of 1858 to Constable Buckland, including his houes built in the 1860's of slabs with shigle roof. Its detached kitchen building now holds a collection of early farming tools. Another 1860's slab cottage brought to the site in 1970, is used as a general museum, displaying a wide variety of local historical items.

In the grounds is a stringybark tree trunk (or dendroglyph) carved by local aborigines, brought to the site from the Brackendale area of Walcha District.

The Wool Industry Hall, originally a School of Arts, erected at Glen Morrison in 1887, illustrates the principle industry of Walcha, with a large collection of shearing equipment and photographs.

Two machinery sheds house horse drawn vehicles and early agricultural machinery.

The reconstructed Blacksmith's Shop displays a forge, bellows and many original artifacts of the age-old occupation.

The Plane Hanger houses the Tiger Moth aeroplane used in 1950 to spread superphosphate for the first time in Australia.

Terrible Vale: History of a New England grazing run from 1830 - 1940.

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