Settlers Museum

The museum was built in 1872 of bricks made in Brewarrina. In June 1999 the museum will move down the street into the bowling club building, with tourism and information.

Address: 
Court House, Bathurst Street, Brewarrina, NSW
Tel: 
0268744940
Hours: 
2pm Fri, or by appointment
Admission: 
$3.00, groups by appointment at $2 per person, children free
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access with some assistance, family history and property records, archives, local history books.
Collection: 
Approx 1000 items and 400 photos. Items of local history are on display behind the courthouse once used as lock-up keeper's residence and connected to the rear of the courtroom.
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Items

Dress

Wedding Gown

Wedding Gown
Description:
Painted (floral) net with Taffeta under skirt, tulle veil with was flower head Band

Due to short supply of material after WWI, stiff band on bottom of underskirt-net is joined at sides by mosquito net on the back, covered by the train of painted net.

Dress

Wedding Frock

Wedding Frock
Creator:
Bought from Winns Catalogue
Description:
Blue Crepe frock and jacket, hat of same material with Navy gloves. Includes copy of page from catalogue.

With the dress is the hat, gloves, wedding photo and copy of the mail order catalogue.

Clock

Pendulum Clock

Pendulum Clock
Creator:
Marking is T.R.63
Description:
Metal, appears to be light brass. Boy with sheaf of wheat on left, girl with basket on right. Stands on a wood base.
Date:
mid 1800's

Was a wedding present pased down in the family.

Tool

Horse Gelding Tool

Horse Gelding Tool
Creator:
W.H. Hutchinson, Sheffield Surgeon,Instrument makers to the navy and army
Description:
Surgeon tool for castrating horses.
Date:
1880's

Localy used by settler - item is rare now, but was plentiful.

Hand Forged Tools

Shifter Spanners

Shifter Spanners
Creator:
Both made by, settlers
Description:
Heavy metal - beautiful work/ precision made.
Date:
1880's

These came from two settlers whose fathers were the makers.