Billy’s gone fishin…

Billy’s gone fishin…

Billy’s gone fishin…

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Billy's gone fishin exhibitionOn display in the Yamba Museum is a recently restored 13ft wooden skiff, built in the early 1900s by Billy Black, a well known local boatbuilder. It remains representative of the many small boats plying the Clarence at the end of the 19th Century, one of very few examples remaining today.

This exhibition took visitors back to the early days of settlement in Yamba when the river was the only viable means of transport until roads could be cleared to link small villages. Small river boats were equivalent to the modern day motor car as they served much of the same daily functions: visiting, getting children to school, going to church or shopping at the local store.

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

Opening Hours

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis
The museum opening hours for 2021 are:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursday
2m - 4.30pm
Saturday and Sunday
2pm - 4.30pm

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