Schaeffer House

A 1901 Federation style house and attached annexe, furnished in pre-1900 period. The annexe houses the Society's local and family history section. This includes photographs, a local library and all Grafton newspapers since 1859. The collection also includes local artefacts, memorabilia and documentation of early Grafton.

Address: 
190 Fitzroy Street, Grafton, NSW
Tel: 
0266425212
Hours: 
1pm-4pm Tues, Wed, Thu, Sun. Research available Tue, Wed, Thu 9am-4pm
Admission: 
$3.00
Facilities: 
Toilets, displays, research facilities, computers, internet, microfilm, newspapers.
Collection: 
Estimated 5,000 items and 10,000 photographs, plus 800 local history reference books in the library
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Items

Model Boat

S.S. Pulganbar

Creator:
Greenock and Grangemouth Dockyard Co Ltd
Description:
Five foot scale model of original vessel which was a steel screw steamer of 1160 tons, 225ft x 35.1ft x 12.5ft foc'sle 35ft, 325 horsepower
Date:
1912

Passenger ship. War service 1939-45. Sold to China 1948 renamed "Yangtze River" then "Tamara", scrapped 1951-52. Served many years with the North Coast Steam Navigation Co. Between Grafton and Sydney.

Illuminated Address

Creator:
North Coast Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.
Description:
Seven page book - bound in black leather, tooled and gilded
Date:
C1895
Item Id Number:
N59

Presented to Thomas Alt by the officers and staff on the North Coast Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. To celebrate his resumption of the duties as Chairman after a serious illness

Drawings

Creator:
Ulladulla Mickey
Description:
Two 20" x 15" pencil drawings of bush, camp fires, corroboree, birds in flight fishing scene of Aborigines
Date:
1888
Item Id Number:
B235

Presented to the society by Mrs. Wilford Johnson

Four Post Bed

Creator:
Mr Raynor
Description:
Made of Red Cedar growing at Clarenza
Date:
C1860

Donald Munro originally owned the bed and he employed Rayner to make the bed. It was purchased by the society.

Trophy

Description:
Silver and wood writing set depicting emu's, trees, a fox and a reclining lady
Date:
C1867
Item Id Number:
G229

Originally presented to Julia Mathews on 23.3.1857 then presented to Henry Searle on 2.10.1889 following his win in the world championship sculls. Known as "The Searle Trophy".