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Henty is known as 'The Home of the Header' and a town of agricultural innovation. In 1914 a local farmer, Mr Headlie Taylor, invented the header harvester and revolutionised agriculture. It is regarded as the greatest single contribution to the development of the grain industry.

The Henty Field Days has been held for more than 40 years and today the site includes more than 18 permanent buildings. More than 50,000 people from the agribusiness sector head to Henty in September for this event.

The Henty Rotary Club has developed a former Government Dam into a nature reserve and is home to a variety of aquatic species, birdlife and picnic areas. Take a self-guided tour of the Henty Historic Village Walk and view the town's interesting history.

Henty: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Headlie Taylor Header and Blacksmiths Shop

Henty is known as the 'Home of the Header' due to agricultural innovations that revolutionised world agriculture. In 1914, a local farmer, Mr Headlie Taylor invented the header harvester which completely revolutionised the grain industry around the world.

In 2009, an authentic header harvester and blacksmiths shop were relocated to Bicentennial Park, Olympic Highway.

Headlie Taylor Header and Blacksmiths Shop is open everyday, and viewable at all hours. Guided tours inside the blacksmith shop are available by appointment.

Olympic Highway
Henty, NSW, 2658

Located 0.0K from Henty

Dales Mini Museum Henty

Dales Cellar Mini Museum is a collection of trash and treasure memorabilia of the past including Henty's Manual Telephone Exchange, the first 'ambulance' a two wheeled stretcher, cash registers, jugs, irons, toasters, radios and much more.

The museum is located in the cellar beneath Dales IGA Supermarket.

Henty museums are free to see but donations are welcome to help preserve the past.

9 Sladen Street
Henty, NSW, 2658

Located 0.1K from Henty

Henty Observer Printing Museum

The Henty Observer Printing Museum is housed in the original 1934 brick building of The Observer newspaper.

Visitors can observe how the newspapers of yesteryear were printed and see how much printing has changed since then.

The museum is home to a variety of Platen machines some pre-1900, one of the original Wharfedale printing machines of 1907, a large Miehle auto printer, linotype machines, newspaper folding machines, guillotine and other printing memorabilia of historical interest.

The museum is free but donations are welcome to help preserve the past.

9 Sladen Street,
Behind the IGA Supermarket
Henty, NSW, 2658

Located 0.2K from Henty

Judys Bazaar

Judy's Bazaar is a local gift shop specialising in quality gift ware and craft supplies.

Visit the bazaar and browse through the range of patchwork fabrics, quilts, haberdashery, knitting books and yarn and scrap booking supplies. You will also find handmade jewellery, dolls and gifts, and a large range of wooden toys.

34 Railway Parade
Henty, NSW, 2658

Located 0.2K from Henty

Ed's Old Farm Machinery Museum

Henty is the home of agricultural innovation as the birthplace as the Headlie Taylor Header, and the perfect place to see agricultural machinery through the ages is at Ed's Old Farm Machinery Museum.

Showcasing a range of agricultural machinery from decades past, Ed's Old Farm Machinery Museum is a must see for the agricultural enthusiasts.

Open daily or with a guide by special appointment.

Railway Parade
Henty, NSW, 2658

Located 0.4K from Henty

Doodle Cooma Craft Shop and Visitor Information Stand

Stop in to the Doodle Cooma Craft Shop at the old Railway Station in Henty where you can not only find a locally produced treasure but also find local tourism information at their Visitor Information Point Stand.

The Visitor Information Point Stand provides information on local attractions, events and travel information. Volunteers are available to give you the best local advice on things to see and do.

The craft shop showcases the talent of locals and you can purchase locally produced jams and preservatives, handmade homewares and crafts.

Railway Parade
Henty, NSW, 2658

Located 0.4K from Henty

The Henty Man

Located between the towns of Henty and Culcairn on the Olympic Highway, is the Henty Man. This man was originally shaped by an itinerant worker in the early 1930s from a tree burnt out by a swagman's fire. It became a district landmark until it was destroyed by natural elements about 20 years later.

Prior to Henty's Centenary in 1986, it was decided by local identities to restore 'The Man' for that occasion, and this was done with the help of the former Culcairn Shire Council. At the Centenary celebrations, Councillor Hugh McKay dedicated it to the men of the road, who had to walk the length and breadth of Australia during the Great Depression seeking work.

The Henty Man is now an RTA rest area with picnic tables, refuse bins and toilets.

Olympic Highway
Henty, NSW, 2658

Located 0.6K from Henty

Sergeant Smyth Memorial

Henty is known locally for its connections with the bushranger 'Mad Dan' Morgan. Two kilometres west of town on the Pleasant Hills Road is a memorial stone on the site where Morgan shot Sergeant Thomas Smyth in September 1864.

The new plaque was erected by the NSW Police Service and reads 'A memorial to Senior Sergeant Thomas Smyth, aged 29. A member of the NSW Police Force shot by bushranger Dan Morgan in the surrounding hills on 4 September 1864. Senior Sergeant Smyth received a gunshot wound to his left shoulder and convalesced at the Imperial Hotel, Albury until 29 September 1864 where he haemorrhaged as a result of the gunshot wound and died. He is buried in an unmarked grave in the Albury cemetery.'

Visitors interested in the infamous tales of 'Mad Dan' Morgan can also visit the John McLean Memorial in Culcairn and Morgan's Lookout at Walla Walla.

Pleasant Hills Road
Henty, NSW, 2658

Located 0.8K from Henty

Henty: Events

Australia Day Celebrations in Greater Hume Shire

Celebrate all things Australian at the Greater Hume Shire Australia Day celebrations.

Enjoy breakfast and the official ceremony where the Australia Day ambassador will present awards to our outstanding citizens with the presentation of the citizen, young citizen, sports award, community event of the year and school citizenship awards.

Its a great day to celebrate all things Australian.

Event Dates
      26th Jan

Allan Street,
Henty Memorial Park
Henty, NSW, 2658

Located 0.5K from Henty

Henty Agricultural Show

The Annual Henty Agricultural Show has been running for over a century.

This annual event held in February, is a showcase of local agricultural produce including grain, sheep, cattle, and local produce. The show provides an opportunity for young rural citizens, with junior judging and handling of cattle, as well as the chance to be crowned Miss Henty Showgirl.

With horses, cattle, food, arts and crafts there is sure to be something for all members of the family to enjoy!

Henty Pleasant Hills Road
Henty, NSW, 2658

Located 0.8K from Henty

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