Headland Historical Museum

Andimistered by the Nambucca District Historical Society, the Headland Museum at Nambucca Heads is a small, uncluttered Museum with a large photographic display depicting the early days of timber and shipping in the area. Some fine pieces of furniture, china, and ceramics are housed in the Museum, as well as craft, kitchenalia and farming implements. Aboriginal artefacts are featured, including a genuine "King" plate. Records of shipwrecks on the Nambucca are available, as well as of general shipbuilding including the "Royal Tar". Early mill owners are documented and a good collection of timber working tools is on display. The central area of the Museum was formerly the Aboriginal school building on Stuart Island, Nambucca Heads.


The historic photos collection alone runs to over 1,000 prints and these are one of the most popular exhibits. There are also many historic documents including bank cheques and ration books. The basement level of the Headland Museum is filled with a cornucopia of early farm implements, equipment, saddlery, household and work tools. You'll find a large collection of wireless sets, gramophones, telephones, lamps, bottles and kitchenware. Samples of early garments, needlework and handcrafts are displayed throughout the museum. There's an excellent display of china and ceramics including the notable "Boulton Collection". Also discover the relics and information about the "Royal Tar", a famous ship associated with the New Australia Society.