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Joe Lyons Cottage


Joseph Aloysius Lyons was born in this tiny workers cottage in 1879. Joe was the fifth of eight children who experienced early childhood in this humble cottage at Stanley.
Joe attended the local Stanley school and started his teaching career here before his political career in 1909.
By 1914 Joe was deputy leader, then in 1923 elected as State Premier. Joe remained premier till the party lost office in 1928, before moving into federal politics in the Scullin Labor ministry in 1929.
In 1931 Joe resigned from the Labor Party and led the newly formed United Australia Party in its successful federal campaign in December. From 1932 to his death in 1939, "Honest Joe" was Prime Minister of Australia, being the first (and only) Tasmanian to aspire to that office. Joe was also the first Prime Minister to win three consecutive federal elections.
The cottage is preserved as much as possible in the period of Joe's childhood. The static display is a tribute to the life of Joe and his equally famous wife Dame Enid Lyons, the first woman elected to the federal House of Representatives.
The cottage is currently owned by Parks and Wildlife and operated by volunteers.




14 Alexander Terrace
Stanley, TAS, 7331

Located 11.3K from Cowrie Point

Nut - The


The historic village of Stanley, in far north-west Tasmania, is nestled at the base of the Nut, a sheer-sided bluff - all that remains of an ancient volcanic plug. A walking track climbs to the summit of the Nut, or you can take the chairlift, with its spectacular views across Bass Strait beaches and over the town. There is accommodation and an excellent campground in Stanley, and the town is a good base for exploring the forests and coastlines further west. See seals, penguins, sea birds and other wildlife close to Stanley local operators offer a range of observation tours.
The town was once the administrative centre for the Van Diemen's Land Company, a royal charter company, formed in 1824 during the reign of George IV.
Highfield House, an imposing Georgian home was once the VDL Managers' residence. It is open to the public and overlooks the town below.
To reach Stanley, turn off the Bass Highway (A2) 15 km east of Smithton.




Browns Road
Stanley, TAS, 7331

Located 11.6K from Cowrie Point

Cow 'N' Calf Art Gallery


The Cow 'N' Calf Art Gallery is located in, Stanley, a beautiful quaint heritage-style township located in Tasmania's north west. The gallery has been operating since October 2010.
The gallery exhibits consist of the photographic works created by David Murphy, and a range of other artists artworks as well. They comprise glasswares, woodworks, jewellery, apparel such as scarves, bronze works, as well as other photographic works.
David is also available for weddings, website images, and functions.




15 Church Street
Stanley, TAS, 7331

Located 11.7K from Cowrie Point

The Angel's Share


Proud Stockists of Quality Tasmanian Whiskys, Beverages and Locally Handcrafted Giftware.
The cleanest air in the world. Clean green crops and pristine mountain water. Just add clever, dedicated people, and you have the unique recipe for the now world famous whiskies and spirits produced in Tasmania.
Showcased on the wall of "The Angel's Share" in Stanley, these superb products are available for tasting, and sale. From big, bold, cask strength whisky, to the elegance of Sloe gin, there is something to tempt every palate. And for lovers of Tasmanian wine, beer and cider, "The Angel's Share" offers a select range of Tasmania's finest.
Be delighted by exquisite work from our most prized artisans and craftsmen. Works by Dawn Oakford, James Dodson, Kate Medwin and Mark Bishop. Divine jewellery by Jorme, exclusive to "The Angel's Share," also the beautiful jewellery of Jennifer G Frost and Helen French.
Fabulous Serenade handbags, wallets and shoes. Luxurious Possum and merino knitwear as well as Tassie made socks, beanies and scarves. Add to that the fantastic new home grown perfumes from Wild Islands and we have your every sense perfectly covered.




14 Church Street
Stanley, TAS, 7331

Located 11.8K from Cowrie Point

Stanley Golf Club


The Stanley Golf Club is a nine-hole coastal course at Stanley, North West Tasmania. Stanley is a classified historic town, a 20-minute drive north-east of Smithton (22 km) and a 90-minute drive west of Devonport (127 km).
A typical links-style course, the Stanley Golf Club has a relatively flat layout with watered greens and tees. The course is set among sand dunes about 10 m from the sea and has some interesting challenges including bunkers, a dam and strong Bass Strait winds. The course offers great views of the coast and Stanley's famous Nut - the remains of an extinct volcano rising 152 m from the sea.
Visitors are welcome and casual green fees are paid into an honesty box. A Men's competition is held each Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 1pm and the Ladies' competition is each Wednesday and Saturday at 10am. You can enjoy a drink in the bar each weekday from 3pm, Saturday from 11am and from 3pm Sunday. Club and buggy hire, practice facilities and showers are also available. The Stanley Golf Club hosts The Nut Major Open Event each year in mid-November.
Holes: 9, Par: 66, Length: 4,706 m, Australian Course Rating: 64.




32 Marine Esplanade
Stanley, TAS, 7331

Located 11.9K from Cowrie Point

Touchwood Gallery, and Cafe


The Touchwood Gallery and Cafe is located at Stanley, North West Tasmania. Stanley is a one-hour drive north-west of Burnie (78 km) and a 90-minute drive from Devonport (127 km).
The Touchwood Gallery specialises in fine Tasmanian artworks. You can browse the Gallery's collection of hand-made pottery, blown glass, pewter, jewellery and fine woodcraft made from Tasmanian speciality timbers. Artisans include Barry Mousley, who is exclusively represented by Touchwood, Crickhollow Pottery, the Tasmanian Kaleidoscope Company, West Tamar Woodcrafts and Tasmanian Glassblowers, among many others. Many of the artworks are for sale and phone orders are also accepted.
Treat yourself to aromatic coffee and home-baked treats in the Touchwood Caf?. Sample freshly baked cakes, muffins or scones slathered in freshly whipped cream and home made jam, or enjoy a gourmet snack or light meal from the menu which features fine Tasmanian produce, including fresh local seafood.
Touchwood also offers bed and breakfast, cottage accommodation overlooking the ocean and dramatic Stanley coastline.




31 Church Street
Stanley, TAS, 7331

Located 11.9K from Cowrie Point

Stanley Discovery Museum


The Stanley Museum contains a wealth of information relating to the history and families of the Stanley district and displays items of interest relative to the area. A photographic exhibition dating from 1858 follows the development of the settlement. History of the original 113 allotments and families are detailed in the publication "Along the Terrace" Vol 1, 1843-1922. "In the Shadow of the Nut" which was published to coincide with the present Stanley Primary School's Centenary in 2014 also outlines education in Stanley from settlement and records the names of all students. Both publications are only available at the Museum. Local History Journals and publications and the DVD "Trading out of Stanley" are also available for sale.
Step back in time with local historical items including various displays and memorabilia.
Some of the items on display include antique bric-a-brac, photographic display, numerous household and farming utensils of settlement days, 1850 wedding gown, marine curios, relics from ships that once sailed in the area, mineral display, shell collection and paintings by renowned artist GJR Conolan. Open from September to May, 11 to 3 daily, it is possible to access the Museum by appointment outside of opening hours, by arrangement.




37-39 Church Street
Stanley, TAS, 7331

Located 11.9K from Cowrie Point

Highfield Historic Site


Highfield Historic Site offers a historically accurate vision of a gentleman's home and farm of the 1830s. It sits on a hillside overlooking the lands the manager would have once controlled, with views across to Stanley, The Nut and Bass Strait beyond. The house is being restored over time and its elegant Regency design, convict barracks, barns, stables, and a chapel are surrounded by a large ornamental garden.
Edward Curr, the chief agent of the Van Diemen's Land Company, started construction in 1832, and later additions were made by John Lee Archer. The VDL settlement began in 1826 on 350,000 acres granted under Royal Charter by George IV. Today, the original farm has reduced and covers around five acres, which is open to visitors daily from 0930 - 1630 from 1 September to 31 May. During June, July and August the site is open Monday to Friday. The site is also available as a venue for weddings, meetings and artists in residence. School groups and coach groups are also welcome. Highfield is the story of success or tragedy - you decide.




143 Green Hills Road
Stanley, TAS, 7331

Located 13.2K from Cowrie Point

Cowrie Point: Events

Tasmanian Encore


After an absence of 14 years, the Sydney Male Choir returns to Tasmania and will be visiting Tasmania to entertain audiences with an afternoon of entertaining choral music in conjunction with the "Wynyard Chorale"


Event Dates
2019
      31st Mar


10 Church Street
Stanley, TAS, 7331

Located 11.8K from Cowrie Point

Cowrie Point: Travel Tips

Stanley Visitor Centre


Call us or drop into the Stanley Visitor Centre to collect your visitor guides, local maps, tour and accommodation bookings, Park passes, free Wi-Fi or talk to a local for some expert advice and warm country hospitality.
We are open seven days a week; Monday to Friday (0900 to 1700), Saturday and Sunday (1000 to 1600).




45 Main Road
Stanley, TAS, 7331

Located 12.1K from Cowrie Point

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