Warialda Museum and Historical Society

Warialda’s rich history began in 1827 when explorer/ botanist Allan Cunningham discovered and mapped the area. The township was to be established as the oldest government town in the north west when Captain Robert Mayne was appointed as magistrate in June 1839. Warialda Historical Society aims to promote and preserve this rich history in their Museum and Research Centre.

The premises can be found at 35 Plunkett Street Warialda and is open each Saturday morning 10am to 12pm or by appointment.

Please Phone to arrange visit: Fay Cains 02 6729 0045 Mel Jenson 0429 169 747 or Tim Smith 0427 222 698

Monthly meetings are held 3rd Tuesday of each month commencing 5pm. Membership is Adults $10.00 School children $2.00

The following resources to begin your search or learn about a place, person or your Family History are as follows;

  • Access to laptop computers
  • Free access to Ancestry Worldwide
  • Access to local historical publications
  • Access to microfiche and microfilm with newspapers Warialda Watchman, Warialda Standard, Inverell times and Electoral Rolls.
  • Family history/genealogy assistance.

Visitors are welcome to wonder through our Museum which houses displays of memorabilia from the district for a charge of $2.00 per person.

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