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Showcasing the proud heritage of Inverell and the district’s development from our pioneering forefathers. With a wide variety of collections on display that are sure to keep every member of the family pleased.

The Machinery Shed

Agriculture has played a leading role in the development of Australia as a nation. So too, the ingenuity of Australian farmers has played an important part in the development of agriculture throughout the world. Inverell has long been an agricultural centre and the Pioneer Village has a collection of machinery which demons... more details

Rob Roy Hall - Devines Photography Museum

The museum of photography takes you back to the 1800's and the time when George P Devine opened his first studio in 1904. George travelled the Inverell District extensively by horse and sulky photographing important events. In 1934 his son George A Devine joined his father in the studio

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The Gournama Homestead - The Historical Society's Museum

This early pit sawn plank homestead from Warialda was built c.1880. In earlier times it was the home of the Capel family and was in use at Gournama until donated to the village by Mr Dugald Livingstone in 1974 and transported to Inverell by Mr Bruce Lee Chue at nominal cost to the village.

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Steam Traction Engine

This engine came from England to the Pilliga scrub where it was used to clear the timber. Members of the Village found it half buried in sand in the Pilliga region and with great effort managed to remove it to Inverell for restoration.

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The Inverell Foundary

Begun by Robert Bigson in 1909. In 1913 it was taken over by Brown and Franke and in 1919 by Campbell and Craig. At first it specialised in the manufacture of fuel stoves as well as machine parts.

From 1919, steam engine boilers, gravel pumps and mining dredge parts were made in quantity. Whe... more details