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Quirindi Rural Heritage Village Inc.
Information: The Quirindi Heritage Village committee (founded 1996) – and the Farming Hall of Fame – showcases the development of rural Australia. Set on 13 acres of ground 3 km from Quirindi on the Gunnedah Roadthe village has been designed to collect, preserve, restore, interpret and exhibit artefacts that relate to the history, heritage and culture of the regional area.

The Federation Pavilion houses the extensive museum and coffee shop is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm and other times by appointment. Working bees are held on Tuesdays and the museum is also open then. Exhibits range from aboriginal heritage through to the explorers and early settlers, it demonstrates the trials and tribulations faced by the pioneers of this vast country. Take a journey in 50 year increments and see how your forebears lived in days gone by. A beautifully restored buggy, a penny farthing bicycle, a foot pedalled dentist’s drill, and solicitor’s office, beautiful antique lace and embroidery are just some of the numerous items on display.

Pavilion II is the domain of the agricultural implements. A recent donation was a 8 hp Blackstone engine (fully restored) A new machinery shed houses a 1901 Clayton and Shuttleworth threshing machine, elevator and chaff cutter, two vintage fire trucks, tractors and engines. More than 2000 heritage objects are now on site, with plenty more to come. Two steam engines are housed in the steam shed, and the well stocked blacksmith’s shop has regular classes for enthusiasts.

A 650 metre miniature railway encircles the watercourse and trains run regularly every fourth Sunday in the month.
Events: Annual rally and swap meet first full weekend in May, 2008 dates are May 3-4.
Contact: Beryl Mannion (rally secretary) on (02) 6746 1479
Address:

P.O. Box 338
Quirindi NSW 2343

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