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Clarence Town and District Historical Museum Association


A former courthouse building (1869) is the site of a local history museum which focuses on Clarence Town as a terminal of navigation and river port. Its collection encompasses shipbuilding, exploration, maps, documents photographs, memorabilia, household items, timber-getting, agriculture and the history of the settlement of Williams River.

In addition to the above, a native cottage garden is in the process of being established, together with a replica pioneer settlers cottage about to be constructed, materials on site, containing names, photographs (where available), and information on Pioneer Settlers; all surrounded by native trees. In this manner there will be provided a background to Clarence Town's heritage and a support to the Historical Museum.




Corner Grey Street and Prince Street
Clarence Town, NSW, 2321

Located 7.3K from Glen Oak

Paterson Historical Court House Museum


Paterson Court House, built in 1857, was the centre of justice in the district, housing many policemen. In 1973, a small group of locals met in Paterson's School of Arts building to look into the possibility of forming a group to preserve the local region's history. They had no guidelines to work on, except to collect photographs of Paterson as it was in the early days, along with old stories, papers, and any other memorabilia from Paterson's past.

Dungog Shire Council at this time offered the Court House to any group in Paterson willing to use it and take care of the building. The Court House provided a place to display the mounting number of items which were being donated, and a location for historical interest in the area.

The first name chosen for the organisation was the "Paterson Preservation Society", but this was changed to the "Paterson Historical Society".




King Street
Paterson, NSW, 2421

Located 8.8K from Glen Oak

Paterson Rail Motor Society


The Rail Motor Society is based about 50 kilometres north of Newcastle in the historic town of Paterson. Operated by volunteers dedicated and passionate about restoring, maintaining and operating rail motors. The group operates out of the old Paterson Goods Yard, affectionately named 'The Depot' and consists of a large working shed and rail yard. Experience the glory days dating back to 1923, view some of the best conserved heritage rolling stock in NSW.

The Rail Motor Society also offers visitors unique tours on board the historical rail motors, both around the local area and across the state, please contact them for further information.

The depot and museum site is open to the public on the third Saturday of every month (except December) and entry is by gold coin donation. Other times by appointment.

The Society can also provide guest speakers for meetings or other group engagements, contact the Secretary.




Webbers Creek Road
Paterson, NSW, 2421

Located 8.9K from Glen Oak

Tocal Homestead


Tocal has one of Australia's finest collections of colonial farm buildings dating from the 1830's. The Homestead is open at weekends from March to November.

Important rural heritage because much, including barns, stables and the original residence built in 1822, remains intact. The Homestead (built in 1841) is set on a 2200 hectare property encompassing natural wetlands, dry sclerophyll forests and rainforest remnants. The Homestead is presented in the context of original outbuildings and sheds that contribute to the fascinating story of Tocal.

Farm tours provide an opportunity to experience the beautiful 2200 hectare property. The tour includes the beef, horse, dairy and sheep enterprises as well as the natural features of the historic landscape. Tocal is a working farm so visitors are able to view the seasonal activities of the farm operations.




Tocal Homestead,
Tocal Road
Paterson, NSW, 2421

Located 11.4K from Glen Oak

Glen Oak: Events

Clarence Town Community Markets


The Clarence Town Markets are held on the last Saturday of each month except for December and January. Stalls include quality handmade arts and crafts, selection of jams, pottery, candles, soap, hand woven garments, gourmet food and lots more. Produce from local farms in the area is also on sale.

Come and enjoy a great family day out.



Event Dates
2016
      30th Jul
      27th Aug
      24th Sep
      29th Oct
      26th Nov


Bowling Club Grounds,
Prince Street
Clarence Town, NSW, 2321

Located 7.4K from Glen Oak

Paterson New Year's Eve Festival


Join Paterson for New Year's Eve at Tucker Park and enjoy an exciting evening of live music, fireworks and children's entertainment. There's carnival fun, singing, dancing, games, face painting and more for the kids.

Gates open at 4pm, children's program starts at 6pm, main fireworks display at 9pm, with live music through till the midnight fireworks. Food and drinks are available to purchase.

The Paterson Festival is organised by volunteers from Paterson Rotary Club and the community, and sponsored by local businesses who believe in supporting their local community.


Event Dates
2016
      31st Dec


Tucker Park,
Tocal Road
Paterson, NSW, 2421

Located 8.5K from Glen Oak

Paterson Gallery Markets


Paterson Gallery Markets are held on the first Sunday of the month and present an eclectic mix of original paintings, craft, and collectables. Set in the picturesque backyard of the historic Paterson Post Office, you are invited to view the gallery and enjoy the rose garden on Duke Street in the heart of Paterson.

Enjoy a great variety of produce, beautiful handmade treasures, homemade craft and cooking. Buskers will entertain and everyone will have a very happy and enjoyable time.

Come and enjoy the day, look around the area, and you may even find some treasures within the stalls.


Event Dates
2016
      3rd Jul
      7th Aug
      4th Sep
      2nd Oct
      6th Nov
      4th Dec


Paterson Art Gallery,
Duke Street
Paterson, NSW, 2421

Located 8.7K from Glen Oak

Back to Back Wool Challenge


With all the fun of a shearing, spinning and knitting race, the Back to Back Wool Challenge is a fundraiser for cancer. At Tocal, the funds raised on the day are presented to the Mater Cancer Research Unit Newcastle.

This year the "Spinning Knitwits" are back at Tocal Homestead aiming to retain their Australian Champions title have a hit at the World Champions title again.

Competition commences at 9am and throughout the day there are activities for visitors to join in; learn to knit, knitting races, textile crafts for all ages, a fabulous array of handcrafts and textiles to buy, raffle, shearing demonstrations, delicious refreshments all day from the Friends of Tocal, Tocal Homestead is open for inspection, with blacksmithing all day in the blacksmith shop.

Over the years, there have been teams from Japan, Canada, Australia, South Africa, England, Scotland, Netherlands, USA, New Zealand, and Slovakia.






Tocal Homestead Grounds,
957 Tocal Road
Paterson, NSW, 2421

Located 11.3K from Glen Oak

Peek into the Past


Peek into the Past is when Tocal Homestead comes alive with the sights and sounds (and smells) of yesteryear. It is a wonderful old fashioned day out for all the family. Grandparents will reminisce, there's nostalgia.

The sounds of working horses, heritage tractors and machinery mingle with the aromas of scones and apple pies baking in the old wood stove. Make sure you see the blacksmiths working at the forge and then enjoy a piece of damper from the camp fire, topped with 'cocky's joy'. Watch the local straw broom maker at work - he'd be happy to sell you one.

Keep an eye out for the 'redcoats' of the soldiers of the 73rd Regiment of Foot, who will fire their muskets and march through the site - keeping law and order . Bring a scarecrow for the Scarecrow Competition and then vote for the best scarecrow (most votes wins!).


Event Dates
2016
      31st Jul


Tocal Homestead,
957 Tocal Road
Paterson, NSW, 2421

Located 11.4K from Glen Oak

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