• Video History of Yamba
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    View these videos of archival footage of Yamba, courtesy of the Daily Examiner  newspaper (please try to ignore the ads).  Bravery award returns to Yamba. Australia’s first surfing photos taken at Yamba 100 years ago by Maclean photographer Osric Notley who was also awarded a bravery medal in this same period. Listen and watch his 90…

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  • History through photographs
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    The Yamba Museum has an extensive collection of photos that document the history of Yamba and district. These range from school photos from Yamba and Palmers Island Public Schools to buildings and local identities, some dating back to the 19th century. This collection of historical photos is being digitised and some have been published online….

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  • Ghosts of Word War 1
    Ghosts of Word War 1
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    This award winning poignant exhibition paid tribute for the first time to 101 local heroes from Yamba and surrounding districts when they fought as part of a huge Allied Force on the battlefields of WWI. Although many more than the 101 heroes mentioned in this exhibition may have served, including Indigenous people from this area,…

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  • Nursery Rhymes Exposed
    Nursery Rhymes Exposed
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    Everyone grew up with nursery rhymes, such as Jack and Jill, or Humpty Dumpty, and many others. The visual imagery created by these stories is graphic, such as three blind mice running away from a farmer’s wife brandishing a knife, while Jack jumped over a flaming candle. But most believe that many of the nursery…

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    No Comments on A TRIBUTE TO WILLAM CARRON (1821- 1876)

    The artworks, and accompanying quotes by colonial botanist William Carron, featured in this exhibition, depict the plants, which he discovered while accompanying explorer Edmund Kennedy on his epic journey through northern Australia in 1848. Following in his footsteps in 2012, Janet Hauser, botanical artist and husband from Iluka retraced the expedition route through Cape York,…

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

Opening Hours

Until further notice - due to the COVID-19 crisis
The museum will be opening

Saturdays and Sundays only
10am - 3pm

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