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Clarence River Historical Society

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190 Fitzroy St, Grafton NSW 2460, Australia

Clarence River Historical Society is a business providing services in the field of Point of interest, Establishment, . The business is located in 190 Fitzroy St, Grafton NSW 2460, Australia. Their telephone number is +61 2 6642 5212.
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Clarence River Historical Society is located in Clarence Valley Council of New South Wales state. On the street of Fitzroy Street and street number is 190. To communicate or ask something with the place, the Phone number is (02) 6642 5212. You can get more information from their website.

Category: Point of interest, Establishment, (Edit)
Address: 190 Fitzroy St, Grafton NSW 2460, Australia
Postal code: 2460
Phone: (02) 6642 5212
Website: http://www.clarencehistory.org.au/
Opening hours (Edit)
Tuesday:8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Wednesday:8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Thursday:8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

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  • Ankit Patel on Google

    (October 2, 2020, 11:30 am)

    The headquarters of the region’s historical society are set in the elegant Schaeffer House, a homestead built at the turn of the 20th century by the son of a pioneer German family.

    There’s a museum and research room inside, and the society is the oldest of its kind in NSW, having been formed in 1931. F.W.C. Schaeffer was Grafton’s first architect, and when you visit be sure to appreciate the exceptional quality of the workmanship and fittings.

    The interior abounds with paintings, black and white photography, glassware, ceramics, furniture, costume, textiles and a hoard of intriguing artefacts charting the history of the Clarence River region.

  • Ray Smith on Google

    (January 1, 2020, 2:52 am)

    Great place to visit to appreciate past times of early settlers, local history, those who fought for what freedom we have today. Very pleasant, friendly and extremely knowledgeable staff, great volunteers, well equipped research room.
    Small admission fee a great investment to experience the extensive display of items and history on display, give yourself plenty of time to indulge - you won't be disappointed.

  • Tracey Wachman on Google

    (January 26, 2019, 4:27 am)

    These brilliant volunteers are tirelessly helpful. What a great repository of the early history of the Clarence area around Grafton. Very much appreciate their help researching family history and finding lost relatives.

  • Steve Braidwood on Google

    (December 17, 2017, 5:51 pm)

    As a Brit with a long layover in Northern NSW, travelling from Sydney to Byron Bay, here I spent a few fascinating hours among the material culture of the Europeans who settled in the Clarence River valley between the mid-nineteenth century and the mid-twentieth. Just about every aspect of settler life is covered, with donated objects curated by volunteers. The jack-plug telephone exchange, the cattle brands, the domestic paraphernalia... visitors are immersed in a world that's now been replaced by modern technology. Definitely worth visiting.

  • Cheryl Barnes on Google

    (November 22, 2017, 12:24 pm)

    Fabulous place to visit so much history has a research room and will be celebrating 50yrs in Schaeffer House on Sunday 26th November between 1 to 4pm come share a cup of tea and view our lovely house and meet our great volunteers.

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