Port Macquarie Museum, Port Macquarie

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  • Immediately after entering the museum, I was greeted very kindly by an older member of staff. He explained the history of Port Macquarie to me in a brief summary before I started the tour of the exhibition. The museum displays all sorts of historical objects such as tools, clothes and weapons in 12 different rooms. Founded in 1821 as a penal colony for reoffending offenders, the town, named after the then Governor of New South Wales, was opened to free settlers about a decade later. Interestingly, Swiss emigrants were among the first sugar producers in Port Macquarie and thus also of the whole of Australia. In Port Macquarie, australia's first sugar was grown, but this did not prove to be economical due to the climatic conditions. Instead, forestry later played an important role in the development of the city. Today, tourism dominates. After about 90 minutes you are finished with the tour at the latest.
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  • The museum is much larger and comprehensive than it appears from the outside. I ‘popped’ in for a quick look ( leaving my husband outside waiting for me) only to discover that there are 14 amazing roo...  more »
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  • We loved this place. So much history involved. the staff were friendly informative and taught us a lot about the area and it's history. You need to come and visit this place. There is so much to learn.
  • A really interesting old family house, brought to life by the belongings and photographs of the previous residents. Run by enthusiastic and well-informed volunteers.

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