Environmental or Conservation

Chauncy Vale, which was gazetted as a Tasmanian wildlife sanctuary in 1946, is located 40 Km north of Hobart and 4 Km east of the town of Bagdad. It is recognised as a valuable heritage and natural environment site. The house of Chauncy Vale named "Day Dawn" was the home of the distinguished Tasmanian children's author, Nan Chauncy (1900-1970). It has been opened to the public as a small Museum to display all her published children's books and their translations and her memorabilia and the furnishings of her time.This bushland home of Tasmanian author Nan Chauncy has been opened as...
The "Old Court House" was built in 1938 and was used as a Court of Petty Sessions until the 1970's and for Council meetings until 1993. The Bruny History Collection was established in 1988 and the History Room opened in 1997. The History Room provides a venue for the community and visiting public to peruse information on Bruny Island's history with subjects arranged in alphabetical order including Aboriginal History, Convicts, Family Trees, Industries, schools, Wars and many others.The collection contains items of yesteryear, local community archival records and photographs...
The Golden Dragon Museum is the first museum in Victoria to become accredited through the museum accreditation program in 1997. The Golden Dragon Museum provides a living history of The Chinese people of Bendigo from the goldrush of the 1850's to the present day. Central to the permanent display is Sun Loong, the longest imperial dragon in the world. The Museum also features one of the finest collections of Chinese processional regalia in the world, and several hundred Chinese coins, some dating back to 221 BC.Approximately 2000 photographs, including objects, embroidery and costumes. A...
Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre is a unique and award winning design based on the open wings of the white Cockatoo - totem of the Grampians/Gariwerd region. Brambuk is committed to education, training and employment of Indigenous people and the preservation and promotion of culture. It is 100% owned and operated by Aboriginal People.Aboriginal artefacts ranging in age from today to 40,000 years ago. Contemporary and traditional arts and craft, contemporary and traditional dance and stories.
Coolart is an historic farming property with buildings dating from the 1860s. A 100 years old mansion houses historic photographs and art exhibitions. Other features include historic trail with access to beach and wetlands with hides and walking tracks.Small photographic collection and small collection of old farm machines

This was one of several government magazines built for the safe storage of gunpowder towards the end of the 1850s when surface gold mining became exhausted and blasting was required. Miners lodged gunpowder in the magazine, paying a small rent for the service.20 objects.

Housed in one of the few remaining examples of early prefabricated building techniques is a collection of 20 horse-drawn vehicles and harnesses recalling transport of the 19th and early 20th centuries.A hearse, built and used in Beechworth, a 1906 fire-cart and a Cobb and Co. coach are highlights of the collection. Many of the vehicles remail as a direct link with Beechworth's past, having been used in the town and neighbouring areas.
The Local History Resource Centre was established in 1984 as part of the Victoria 150th Celebrations. The collection is housed in the former Ouyen Courthouse building which it shares with the Mallee Genealogical Society. The centre houses material collected from the southern part of the Rural City Council area. The photographic collection is a special feature, comprising approximately 2,500 black and white photographs. The aim of the centre is to make local history information accessible to everyone.Photographs, microfilm of the early Ouyen newspapers from 1911, including some early copies...
An all indoor world first attraction in its own right where you can view live giant earthworms up to 3 metres long. Twenty displays take you on a tour of discovery where the mysterious underworld is revealed. Wildlife Wonderland's other attractions include: Wombat World, Koala Haven, Emu Land, a Kangaroo enclosure, farmyard display and bird aviaries, Great White Shark exhibition, trout fishing farmApproximately 20 displays, including; the only giant earthworm museum in the world, Australia's only indoor wombat interpretive
centre, the largest Great White Shark, at 5 metres, preserved...
Two historical buildings - a former Bank of Victoria and Manager's Residence - in the historic gold town of Yackandandah. The buildings are furnished as they were originally. There is also a collection of objects, local buildings, businesses, families and information in photographs.The collection contains local community records, minutes, school records, maps, photographs, family histories and objects from white settlement in the 1840's.
The Briars Park is one of the Mornington Peninsula's oldest properties. The park, a wonderful example of cultural landscape, contains an 1840's Homestead which houses a Napoleonic Collection and various out buildings that were required in early pioneer times. A 96 hectare wildlife reserve allows visitors to experience native flora and fauna via a series of walking tracks and boardwalks and an excellent Visitor Centre display and audio visual is an ideal introduction to the Park's facilities.The Napoleonic Collection - 500 pieces approx. Farm Machinery Collection - 50 pieces approx. Norma Dodd...
Churchill Island is a State Park and Sanctuary which features historic buildings, artefacts and an Agricultural Museum. The historic buildings date from 1866. The Agricultural Museum houses a unique collection of farm engines, machinery, tools and implements. Dairy equipment is displayed in the main homestead. Other features include historic garden surrounds, shoreline walking tracks and 400 year old moonah trees.102 items plus photographs
Rippon Lea is the last of Australia's great privately owned 19th century suburban estates to survive largely intact. Commissioned by Frederick Sargood in 1868, the house, designed by Joseph Reed is in the Lombardic Romanesque style. The extensive garden retains 14 of the original 45 acres, and features a lake, grotto, gardens, buildings and a magnificent fernery. The garden was preserved by the last owners Ben Nathan and his daughter Louisa Jones. Mrs Jones modified the interior of the house in the 1930s, adding a glamorous Hollywood-style swimming pool. Mrs Jones gave Rippon Lea to the...
Australia's first ecomuseum, set in a park and historic industrial site on the banks of the Maribyrnong River. The Living Museum is a community-oriented regional museum, focusing on the unique heritage, culture and environment of Melbourne's Western Region. Activities include talks, tours, changing exhibitions, publications, audio-visuals and Aboriginal cultural programs.500 artefacts, 5000 archived items, 10,000 negative frames. Our Collection is predominantly oral history, documents and photographic archives. It focuses on the themes of migration, work, environment, culture, heritage,...
Water Tower Museum is housed in an old four-storey, thirteen-metre water storage tower built in 1886 by the railways for the supply of steam engines. Some objects are also held in the adjacent historic Concordia College building. The museum holds a unique taxidermy collection of 500 birds dating back over a hundred years. Also on display are cuttings, photographs and artefacts relating to the history of the region and the local German, Irish and English farming communities.The museum holds a unique taxidermy collection of birds, eggs and mammals which is over one hundred years old; local...
The 23 kilometre Avenue of Honour is the longest of its type in the world. Consisting of 3,912 trees, it commemorates those who served in World War I from the City of Ballarat. The Arch of Victory and a Memorial Wall mark the entrance to the Avenue.3,912 Trees with plaques incorporating service personal details in Memorial Avenue, plus The Arch of Victory and Memorial Wall at entrance.
Australia's first outdoor museum, Pioneer Settlement Museum portrays life in the Murray-Mallee in the era 1830-1930, including pre-contact between aborigines and settlers. There is an excellent schools education program, riverboat cruises on the Murray River, Australia's first sound and light show, regular street theatre and staffed shops. The museum covers 7 acres, with areas showing town and rural life of the settlement period, and aboriginal display areas. Included in the entry price are rides in horsedrawn vehicles and vintage cars. A working blacksmith fashions artifacts, the printer...
Main collections include: Goldmining and life on the goldfields, R.E. Johns Aboriginal Collection, Beechworth Chinese Community Collection, Local Families, Identities Collection, Natural History and Development, Archives, Ned Kelly.In 1863 the Burke Museum was added to the Beechworth Public Library and Athenaeum (est 1856) in honour of Robert O'Hara Burke, the explorer of Burke and Wills fame. Today the Burke Museum presents cultural and natural heritage material, which contributes to the understanding and appreciation of the customs, activities, historic episodes, the natural environment and...
The Geelong Botanic Gardens is one of the very few gardens in Victoria that has been continually highly cultivated and well
maintained. Within 1km of the city centre and overlooking
Corio Bay the gardens lie along a gently sloping gully protected from northerly winds by a tree lined ridge. The temperate climate and an average yearly rainfall of 540 millimetres allows a wide range of plants to be grown.A feature of the gardens is the majestic trees, many of which are listed on the National Trust Register. Of particular interest is the Ginkgo biloba planted in 1859 and the Jubacea...
Established in 1891, the Perth Museum concentrated on geological, biological and anthropological research and exhibitions for its first 80 years, with the addition of post-settlement history in the 1970s. Located in the Perth Cultural Centre, the Museum is housed in several important historical buildings, of which the Old Gaol, built in the 1850s is the oldest. A modern museum building was added in 1971. The museum is currently the Western Australian Museum's centre for research in the natural sciences (fauna, fossils, minerals and meteorites), although its exhibitions encompasses natural...

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