• The Sweet Stuff
    The Sweet Stuff
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    The NSW sugar industry was based on smallholdings rather than the plantations that predominated in Queensland. The pioneer cane farmers had great ingenuity in developing cane-crushing devices but their attempts to produce sugar for sale were small scale and the end product too variable to be profitable or edible. There were over fifty small, grower-owned…

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  • Fields of Fire
    Fields of Fire
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    Cane fields have been part of the landscape in Northern NSW for more than 100 years. Back in the 1860s, a glut of maize combined with high sugar prices led many farmers to replace maize with sugar cane. The “sugar rivers” (Clarence, Richmond and Tweed Rivers) came to be looked upon as the most prosperous…

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  • Yamba Fire Station Celebrates 60 Years
    Yamba Fire Station Celebrates 60 Years
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    Before 1957 fire fighting services in Yamba were limited by the landscape. The area between the Harwood ferry crossing and Yamba encompassed cane fields and large expanses of bush and swamp, criss-crossed by channels and narrow dirt tracks, all of which impeded any rapid response to fires. Frequent bushfires in the Yamba township area over…

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  • Yamba’s Story House
    Yamba’s Story House
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    While many people have visited the Yamba Museum over the years, not everyone knows that the very buildings have their own story to tell. The main building that now houses the Museum was originally the Bowling clubhouse, built in 1937 on Wooli Street. That building was cut in half and finally moved in November 1960…

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  • Off to the races
    Off to the races
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    Australian horseracing has its roots dating back to the first colony. It cut across all levels of colonial society and race meetings were important social occasions, in Yamba as elsewhere. The very first meeting was no thoroughbred race, rather just a few locals matching their own horses on Pippi Beach in 1866. The New Years…

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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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