Carbethon Folk Museum and Pioneer Village

Carbethon Folk Museum and Pioneer Village

Built in the 1890's Carbethon was moved from Haden to Crow's Nest and opened as a folk museum in 1979. Historic house 'Carbethon' is the centrepiece, featuring local history and agricultural items and situated in a pioneer village of fifteen buildings. Buildings in the complex include a working printery, wireless shop, butcher's shop, blacksmith's shop, machinery shed, photographer's studio, church, slab huts, and a one teacher replica school. Other displays include Aboriginal artefacts, a native beehive and an Aboriginal honey tree.

Address: 
New England Highway, Crows Nest, QLD
Tel: 
0746981776
Hours: 
Thursday and Sunday 1pm - 5pm, Public holidays 10am - 5pm. Groups and other times can be arranged between 10am - 5pm.
Admission: 
Adults $4, Concessions and pensioners $3, Children 12 years and under $1
Facilities: 
Reference research brochures, guided tours, education programs, catering for coach groups.
Collection: 
Items and history of lifestyle from early settlement (1870's) of the area to present time.
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Items

Domestic

Fly trap, mechanical

Description:
Wooden box with revolving drum and clockwork mechanism. 23 x 25 x15
Date:
1930's
Item Id Number:
56/979

Has additional advertising sheet from WA Noble and Sinnamon (Chemists). Donors - Roberts family, Crows Nest

Domestic

Kangaroo butter churn

Creator:
H. H. Hind, Tamworth and Sydney
Description:
40 turns per minute' butter churn
Date:
?1930s
Item Id Number:
4436

Two long screws to hold treacle tim (instead of glass jar)

Toy

Roller skates

Description:
Wooden wheels and wooden skates (no straps)
Date:
1920-1940
Item Id Number:
128

Toy ised on verandah of Aueensland 'Carbethon' by six Just brothers.

Household

3 Cornered washstand

Description:
Three cornered piece of furniture, turned legs, hole for basin in top.
Date:
c1920
Item Id Number:
a6922

Used by second settlers in Haden district in the early 1900s

Household

Whatnot

Creator:
Owen Williams
Description:
Pience of furniture for corner - made from cotton reels and No.8 wire. 4 shelves.
Date:
1900
Item Id Number:
49

Wooden cotton reels carved for decortion on top shelf. Used for bric-a-brac.