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Australian Workers Heritage Centre

Town: Barcaldine

Address: 127 Oak Street, Barcaldine, 4725, QLD

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Discover at your own pace the Australian Workers Heritage Centre – a place of reflection, within this museum-styled complex, visitors can journey through an exhibition space that celebrates the extraordinary legacy of working Australians, telling a vitally important part of our nation’s history through its working life via interactive displays, film, photographs, artefacts and recreated historical work settings.

Sited in the former Barcaldine State School grounds, many of the original structures have been re-invented into exhibition space. Historical workplaces of yesteryear, including a one-teacher school, the police watch house and a railway station, have been relocated to the Centre throughout Queensland.

Home of the “Young-Un’ an enduring legacy – this offspring is the only direct descendant of the Heritage listed ‘Tree of Knowledge’ – symbolic of the Shearers Strike of 1891.

Set in over two hectares, the Workers Heritage Centre has been designed with the weary traveller in mind. Beautifully landscaped gardens and shady trees surround a sparkling bore-fed billabong creating a cool outback oasis with the convenience of picnic, barbecue and playground facilities.




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