• 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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  • Malcolm & Julie with Coastal Paperbarks
    Malcolm & Julie with Coastal Paperbarks
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    Malcolm & Julie with Coastal Paperbarks Kingstudio artists Malcolm King and Julie McKenzie invite you to attend the opening of ‘Down River’ an exhibition of paintings  and prints  at the Old Kirk Gallery in River Street Yamba on Sunday 7th May from 3pm.An exhibition of river landscapes, both real and imagined that explore themes depicting…

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  • Sea Sand and Birds
    Sea Sand and Birds
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    Exhibition Yamba Museum, “Old Kirk” River Street Yamba Opens Friday, December 9th 2016 at 6:00pm and closes January 29, 2017 After spending years photographing wildlife, snowy landscapes and far-flung Australian lighthouses, John Ibbotson was looking for a project, more close to his home, situated on the North Coast of NSW. Accompanied by his two faithful…

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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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