The New Italy Museum was developed as a tribute to the courage and strength of those pioneering families with the purpose to pass on to future generations their spiritual legacy. The New Italy settlement was built upon dreams - dreams broken and dreams made. It is the story of a group of Italian immigrants who battled great odds, leaving an imprint of success and prosperity, helping to shape the Northern Rivers as it is today.
The New Italy Museum Complex is recognized as representing not only Italians in Australia, but their achievements and accomplishments, as well as the joining together of the Italian and non-Italian community to recognize and commemorate the contributions of those past and present.
The permanent exhibition - 'Recognising our Contribution' � is a collection of the stories of 30 Australian families of Italian origin who settled in the district during the period from 1920 until 1960. Family names involved in the settling of the district include Zulpo, Bolzicco, Donadel, Morelli and Pagotto. The display consists of 68 laminated panels with history records and photographs, plus eight blown up photos of groups of pioneers and some items of art work.
The New Italy Museum Complex also incorporates the New Italy Cafe for delicious coffee and scrumptious cuisine.
The Gurrigai Aboriginal Arts and Crafts Gallery has added a new dimension to the New Italy museum complex. At New Italy there are now, side by side, elements of two ancient cultures which have evolved through thousands of years of human history on the opposite sides of the globe. The intercultural exchanges will generate reciprocal appreciation, understanding, respect and goodwill. The �Park of Peace' was established in 1993 to commemorate contributors to the cause of international peace.
Toilets, ramps and buildings are all on ground level.
Contact operator for further details.
02 6614 5155
02 6624 5155
02 6682 2622
8275 Eural Road
Woodburn, New South Wales, 2472
Cafe, Car park, Picnic Area, Public Toilet, Shaded Area, Shop
Experiences you can enjoy at New Italy Museum Incorporated:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Cultural, Educational Tourism, Historic/Heritage