Carinda House

Carinda House is the local arts and craft centre for Warialda, showcasing local handmade crafts, artworks, country-style baking, jams, preserves, babywear, hand knits, unique stationary, souvenirs and temporary exhibitions.

Carinda House has a long history in Warialda, first being built for the W. H. Crane family in about 1880. Mr Crane was the proprietor of the Royal Hotel and at various times, a saddler, butcher, farmer and grazier. Mrs Crane was the daughter of Warialda’s first appointed Chief Constable.

Carinda was constructed of pit-sawn timber slabs. Horse stables and paddocks were once adjacent to the home and the top floor was added in the early 1900s.

In the 1920s, Nurse Marshall conducted a maternity hospital and later, Mr and Mrs Stehr ran a boarding house.

In 1942, Mr Les Rolfe occupied Carinda and operated a Stock and Station Agency. His widow later established an insurance agency on the premises.

In 1977, a committee of Warialda residents along with public support, purchased the property for use as a Community Cultural Centre. Carinda is now managed and promoted by local volunteers with support from the Gwydir Shire Council.

Carinda House is perfect as a unique venue for dinners, private parties, meetings, fundraising events and temporary exhibitions.

For any enquiries please call the secretary Marilyn Stubbins on 0456 863 848 or the treasurer Carmel Stevenson on 0428 812 043.

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