• Clarence River Women of Arts (1821- 1876)
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    Clarence River Women of the Arts is a celebration of 60 female Clarence River artisans across an eclectic range of genres: sculpture, glass, metal, film, photography, mixed media, writing, poetry, oils, watercolours and acrylics. Featuring alongside current local artists will be 10 works from colonial women including the original artwork of Lillian Chauvel, the first…

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  • Yamba’s First Pub
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    Many towns grew and developed around the local pub so each one has a story to tell about that town. Yamba’s first pub, the Wooli Hotel has since disappeared but still has historical significance for Yamba. The Wooli Hotel was built by Walter Black in 1862 on two allotments along Wooli Street, facing Yamba Bay,…

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  • Naming Yamba
    Naming Yamba
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    There has been much speculation over the years regarding the origin of our town’s name. Lyn McSwan in A History of Yamba and Iluka, 1978, stated that “Yamba” is usually accepted as being an aboriginal word meaning “headland” although two other interpretations of the meaning were offered from other sources. Stuart Lee in An Historical…

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  • The Catholic Community
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    Generations of Catholic parishioners have played an integral role in contributing to the spiritual and social life through the Catholic Church and School system in Yamba. Acquiring land and buildings has spanned many decades. In 1878 a plot of land had been surveyed for a church but in 1880 the Legislative Assembly decreed that no…

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  • Fishy Business
    Fishy Business
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    The Yamba fishing fleet makes a stunning picture lined up alongside the Gantry Wall. Each trawler gives the impression of resting in preparation for another hard night’s work. The trawlers steadily making their way out to sea at sunset is a sight not to be missed. The early commercial fisherman however went to work rowing…

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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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