Port Macquarie Historic Sites

Historic Sites in Port Macquarie, Australia

Port Macquarie Historic Sites

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  • Pam T
    Caringbah, Australia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting insight into the early history of this place. Well worth the couple of hours' visit. We happened to go during Seniors Week and it was free!!
    Written 23 March 2024
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  • James N
    Katoomba, Australia99 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The tour of the ruins needs to be organised through the Visitors Information Centre or National Parks because it necessitates crossing private land. Considering the damages inflicted by time, neglect and vandalism, National Parks staff have done a great job in order to preserve what is left of what was obviously a most extensive early colonial mansion. I would recommend visitors go to the Port Macquarie Museum first in order to view the model and display of the Innes Mansion as it would have looked, plus the artworks and notes left behind by one of the house's early residents, Annabelle Boswell. This gave us an excellent insight into what we were viewing on the ground. The original brickwork has suffered in that the bricks were not fired at a high enough temperature being made on-site in fireplaces rather than a brick kiln. That explained why the stables, made at a later date and with better quality bricks were better preserved. The tale was that Governor Fitzroy, when visiting, complained that the government stables in Sydney Town at that time were less impressive than these. I also was impressed to learn the extent of Major Innes's properties, especially as he was the namesake of the settlement of Glen Innes on the New England Tablelands.
    Written 8 August 2019
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  • stinkwink
    Sydney, Australia7,389 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Historic Court House was very close to our accommodation, so we passed it every day. In the middle of a green lawn stands the old building, and of course, the obligatory koala sculpture is also part of the attraction. The more than one and a half-century-old house has been beautifully renovated and maintained. We weren’t so lucky to look inside this lovely edifice that evokes past times, but walking around gives us some information about the 1800s architecture. Since it is in the center part of the town, it easily can be visited. Don’t miss it.
    Written 30 March 2021
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  • Oldjack
    Greater Melbourne, Australia27,964 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    This old well dates back to 1840 when a Female Factory (Prison) was built on this site in Munster street. All that remains is a brick well that was built by convicts in a poorly kept park the only reminder of the past.
    Written 31 August 2021
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