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    All aboard for Australia’s fascinating shipwreck stories… The Port of Yamba Historical Society is hosting the Australian National Maritime Museum’s touring exhibition SUBMERGED: Stories of Australia’s Shipwrecks from Saturday 1 December – Thursday January 31. The exhibition features stories about the wrecks of merchant vessels, steamers, schooners, whalers and a submarine. The oldest wreck featured…

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  • Photographs Are Never Still
    Photographs Are Never Still
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    Photographs Are Never Still is based around the Grafton Regional Gallery’s publication of the same name from the Lindt Researh Project. Some indigenous artefacts and works of art that contributed to the book will go on show. These photographs by John William Lindt form a collection of historically and aesthetically important photographs of the Clarence…

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  • The Crocodile Who Became Famous
    The Crocodile Who Became Famous
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    Max Rutledge of Yamba worked for the Beach Mining Company at Angourie. On November 30th 1939 he was driving his train of empty trucks to the beach. He saw what he took to be a log laying near the line. He stopped the engine to investigate. He saw the log rise from the ground to…

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  • Make A Wish
    Make A Wish
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    Take a walk to Turners Beach, Yamba and you will see four bronze wishbones alongside the carpark. They appear to be incompatible to the surrounding seascape. So what motivated local artist Cass Samms when she sculptured her ‘Furcula’ in 2011 The Clarence River has a rich history of fishing, gathering, aquaculture and river based recreation….

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  • Sifting Through Sand
    Sifting Through Sand
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    Yamba’s Pippi Beach is a big open beach ideal for long walks, surfing and fishing. At low tide the odd Pippi shellfish can be seen, but not as many as there were before sand mining and overharvesting in the mid 1900s. In almost every decade of the twentieth century sand mining has occurred along the…

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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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