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

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".

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.