History & Heritage

Inverell is proud of its heritage and has a number of attractions to help remember and celebrate it!

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A Heritage Walk in Inverell

The Inverell Visitor Information Centre has a booklet “A Heritage Walk in Inverell”, which is a great way to have a look around the centre of the town whilst learning about its heritage.

Contact Details:

Inverell Visitor Information Centre, 11-31 Campbell Street, InverellPh: (02) 6728 8161

Inverell Cemetery Self Guided Tour

Cemeteries can reveal the religious, social, military, cultural and architectural history of a community, often providing information not found elsewhere. Take yourself for a self guided tour and discover the past.

Contact Details:

Ashford Road, InverellPh: (02) 6728 8161

Inverell Art Gallery

Regular exhibitions featuring artists and quality local art and craft make a trip to the Inverell Art Gallery an essential stop on any visit to Inverell. Entry by donation.

Contact Details:

5 Evans Street, InverellOpen: Monday to Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pmPh: (02) 6722 4983

Inverell District Family History Group

Are you looking for information to help with your family tree, a lost relative or general history enquiries? Then contact us and we can help.

Contact Details:

129 - 135 Otho Street, InverellOpen: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm

Inverell and District Bicentennial Memorial

Inverell and District Bicentennial Memorial is located in Sinclair Park. The memorial features 3 courtyards that are statements in history. Within each courtyard are carved mosaics that graphically depict the flow of life from the pre-cambrian age to the year of the Bicentennial. The subjects of the plaques are ordinary people, and how they, and their mode of life, has changed down through the ages.

Contact Details:

Sinclair Park, Glen Innes Road, InverellPh: (02) 6728 8161

Inverell Pioneer Village

Come and see the Pioneer Village for yourself, set your own pace, bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the tranquility of days gone by. Re-live Inverell’s proud past displayed in the recreated village. Wander through the village and view the authentic local buildings housing some amazing collections and memorabilia.

Contact Details:

Tingha Road, InverellOpen: Tuesday to Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:30am to 1:30pm (Monday by appiontment only).Ph: (02) 6722 1717

National Transport Museum

With over 200 members and 120 vehicle exhibits, ranging from Vintage, Veteran, Classic and Motorcycles, the National Transport Museum has become a valuable tourist attraction for the North West and New England area. Some of the vehicles on display include a 1906 Dayton (believed to be the only one worldwide), 1912 Renault, and various Holden and Fords including GT Falcons, 1926 Diana, 1929 Packard, and a wide range of Chev’s just to name a few. Plus attractions for the ladies including a doll and decorated cake display.

Contact Details:

Rifle Range Road, InverellOpen: Everyday from 10:00am to 4:00pm (except Christmas Day).Ph: (02) 6721 2270

Scottish Memorial Cairn

The Scottish Memorial Cairn is located in Sinclair Park, it pays tribute to the district’s pioneers, later generations and families whose endeavors have contributed to its success since the 1830s.

Contact Details:

Sinclair Park, Glen Innes Road, InverellPh: (02)6728 8161

The Kurrajong Memorial

The Kurrajong Memorial is located on the Gwydir Highway, 1km east of Inverell’s CBD. The Memorial is dedicated to the two groups of young men who enlisted during World War l and departed from Inverell in early 1916. Although some 600 young men had already volunteered from the district by the end of 1915, the Kurrajong’s contingent of 117 was the largest group of recruits to ever leave a country town.

Contact Details:

Glen Innes Road, InverellPh: (02) 6728 8161

The Myall Creek Memorial

The Myall Creek Memorial monument stands on a ridge at the end of a 500m path and overlooks the site of the massacre, 20km south of Delungra on the Whitlow Road. 7 plaques set in granite boulders along the path give parts of the story in both English and Gamilaraay language, and have illustrations by Aboriginal artists, Colin Isaacs. Stone benches front each plaque, giving visitors a place to sit and reflect. Myall Creek is now one of Australia’s most important centres of reconciliation and was recognised as such when on the 170th anniversary the site was placed on the National Heritage List.

Contact Details:

Whitlow Road, DelungraPh: (02) 6728 8161

Wing Hing Long Museum

The Wing Hing Long Museum contains the history of Tingha’s Chinese heritage and the great tin boom.

Contact Details:

Ruby Street, TinghaOpen: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 3:00pm (Closed Christmas Day). Open other days by appointment.Ph: (02) 6723 3156

WWII Remembrance Riverwalk

WWII Remembrance Riverwalk is located along side the Macintyre River and is a 5km pathway that highlights some of the natural beauty and surroundings of Inverell. The journey commences at Kamilaroi Park and ventures through Campbell Park featuring the river water fountain. The path also passes the Kurrajong Memorial before reaching your final destination of Lake Inverell.

Contact Details:

Starting location - Kamilaroi Park on Byron Street, InverellPh: (02) 6728 8161

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