Aviation Museum – Parkes

The Parkes Aviation Museum is located at the end of Muzycuk Drive at Parkes Airport. It is currently housed in a former RAAF hangar from the airport’s time as a World War Two air force base.Parkes has a long history in aviation, the first aircraft to land at Parkes was a Sopwith Camel piloted by aviation pioneer Sydney Pickles in 1919.

During WW2, Parkes airport became RAAF Base Parkes, accommodating No.1 Air Navigation School, No.2 Wireless Air Gunners School, No.8 Operational Training Unit and after the war No.87 SQN operated from Parkes. Did you know – former PM Gough Whitlam graduated from Parkes as a Flying Officer navigator?

Parkes Aero Club, formed in 1948, still operates from its historic ex-RAAF COMMCEN building.

Parkes has been used as a storage facility for the Historic Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) since 1975 and is currently being transformed into an aviation museum in its own right by a range of local and HARS volunteers.  Information provided by:  https://hars.org.au/

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Museum. Young

The Young Historical Society Inc operates the Lambing Flat Folk Museum which is housed in part of the historic 1883 former public school building.  One of the many items on display is the original  “Roll-Up-Flag” a banner carried by the rioting European miners during this period of unrest in 1861.

Young Shire Council

Yeoval Museum

Museum. Yeoval

Small Museum on the main street of rural town.

Cabonne Council

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Campbelltown Arts Centre

Campbelltown Arts Centre is a multidisciplinary contemporary arts centre located in Western Sydney. It’s a modern Gallery space with adjoining sculpture garden.

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Collection of the National Motor Museum. Bathurst

The National Motor Racing Museum’s mission is the conservation and preservation of material relevant to Australian motor racing history, and to enhance the understanding and significance of motorsport within Australia. There is a vast collection race vehicles in working order.

Bathurst Regional Council