• First Peoples

    The Yaegl and Bundjalung people are the traditional custodians of the coastal areas around Yamba, Iluka and Maclean, having lived here for 60,000 years. 

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  • White Settlement

    Around 1830 an escaped convict named Richard Craig, trying to make his way back to Sydney, came upon the ‘Big River’ (Clarence). 

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  • Development and Growth

    After the railway from Sydney reached Grafton in 1923 and the sealing of Yamba Road began in the 1930s, Yamba really began to develop as a tourist destination. 

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Yamba Museum
River Street, Yamba
PO Box 100 Yamba NSW 2464
02 6646 1399

Opening Hours

Tuesday - Thursday: 10am - 4:30pm
Weekends: 2pm - 4:30pm
Or by special appointment
Mondays and Fridays: Closed

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