Museums

The Museum Complex includes two exhibition spaces and the surrounding grounds: The New Italy Museum is dedicated to the original families who settled here from 1882. The Italian Pavilion showcases the broader history of Italian migration to Australia and our Northern Rivers region. Stroll the grounds to see the Monument to the Pioneers, Antonioni’s Well, Sculptures, and The Park of Peace. Watch out for the macropods.

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History

On the History pages you will find the fascinating story of the survivors of the ill-fated Marquis de Rays expedition to New France in 1880, and how they ended up in Northern New South Wales in 1882.

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Genealogy

Search the records of more than 7,500 descendants of 61 families listed in the “Italian Immigrants Inquiry Board Report 1881” NSW Government, and on the Monument to the pioneers at the New Italy Museum

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