Narrabri Old Gaol Heritage Centre

The museum is housed in The Old Narrabri Gaol which is listed on the National Estate Register and classified by the National Trust. Exhibits are mounted in the cells, exercise yards and outbuildings. They consist mainly of historical items associated with life in the town of Narrabri and surrounding district.

Address: 
Cnr Bowen and Barwan Streets, Narrabri, NSW
Tel: 
0267921245
Hours: 
9am-4pm Sat, and by arrangement
Admission: 
Adults $3, children $1
Facilities: 
Guided tours by appointment
Collection: 
100,000+ file reference cards to local people, photographs, local newspapers from late 1800s and on microfilm, World War memorabilia, family history records, and burial records.
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Items

Bellows

Blacksmith's bellows

Blacksmith's bellows
Creator:
Unknown
Description:
The bellows served the blacksmith's on Killarney Station, one of the large "runs" of the district, held from 1880 to the 1930s by the Buchanan family. The bellows were still in use in 1950.
Date:
Late 19th Century

Child's cot

Creator:
Unknown

Clock

Railway Clock

Railway Clock
Creator:
NSW Govt Railway Workshop
Description:
Early 20th Century platform clock (restored 1989) - was recovered from the Narrabri town station in the late 1880s. The movement is British and the dial surround is cast iron from the railway workshop.
Date:
Early 20th Century

Saddles (x4)

Creator:
Mann - Saddler of Inverell
Description:
Four saddles were discovered in a mountain cave near Narrabri in 1983 by bushwalkers. At this time there is no conclusive proof of their origin. (Ref: Journal of Narrabri & District Historical Society vol 1 no 4)
Date:
19th C - 1913

Nandewar Range

Collection

Dalway Collection

Dalway Collection
Creator:
Dalway family
Description:
Members of the Dalway family emigrated to Australia from Ireland in 1886. Memorabilia, portraits, military uniform - donated by the last of line.
Date:
17th - 20th C