May 20th, 21st, & 22nd May 2021
We are planning another tour this time in the New England area.
The plan is to go to Glenn Innes, stay overnight, look at the Land of the Beardies History House Museum, then on to John and Josie Ellis Collection. We could also have a look at the Gawura Gallery
Thursday afternoon, we travel to Inverell and have a look at the National Transport Museum plus the Victa Museum.
Thursday 20th May 2021
Travel to Glenn Innes, arrive mid-afternoon.
My suggestion for staying overnight is the Central Motel, 131 Meade Street, Glenn Innes.
Phone Number 6732 2200
Rates are $100 single, $110 double, $125 Twin Share.
Dinner that night could be at the local club or a restaurant in town.
There is several ways to travel to Glenn Innes and they are as follows:
1. Go via Thunderbolts way. Travel to Gloucester then up to Walcha then onto Uralla then Glenn Innes.
2. Oxley Highway to Walcha then turn right to Uralla then onto Glenn Innes
3. Waterfall Way to Armidale then to Glenn Innes
4. Gwydir Highway. This route starts at Grafton and takes directly to Glenn Innes.
I have personally done all 4 routes and found them easy driving but please check the conditions of the roads before travelling. Some may still be flood damaged.
Travel time is about 4 Hours.
Friday 21st May 2021
10am – Go to the ‘The Land of the Beardies’ Museum located at cnr. West Ave and Ferguson Street (Gwydir Highway West), have a look around, departing around Midday.
12.30 – Have some lunch then go to the John and Josie Ellis Collection. This collection is Petrol Bowers, Oil Tins, Enamel Signs & Garagenallia. Entrance cost is $5 per person.
Time permitting we could then have a look at the Gawura Gallery. This Art Gallery is home to acclaimed Aboriginal artist Lloyd Gawura Hornsby.
At about 4 pm travel to Inverell and stay the night. It is less than 1 hours’ drive from Glenn Innes to Inverell.
The best place to stay in Inverell is The Club Motel, 58-62 Evans Street, Inverell. Phone 6721 0800. Rooms are $135 single, $152 double with Queen Bed. We could have dinner at the club next door to this motel.
Saturday 22nd May 2021
10am – The National Transport Museum is our next port of call, 69 Rifle Range Road, Inverell. On display are 120 Vehicles. Entrance is about $12 per person. Have some Lunch.
Next we could have a look at the Victa Museum, 31 Clive Street, Inverell – free admission.
My thought is to travel that afternoon to Uralla and then stay overnight or come directly home. Uralla is the home of the McCrossins’ Mill Museum, Salisbury Street, Uralla.
You would be away for 2 nights at least. Bookings at motels are up to those who are going on this tour. Please make your own accommodation arrangements. All Prices and Information are correct as of the 15th December 2020.
If you wish to attend and wish to stay elsewhere this is fine. Those who have caravans, you are more than welcome to take them but you will need to find information about caravan parks.
If you wish to attend, please put your name on the list or email us on mvhsmuseum.iinet.net.au. Please let me know which way you are travelling. If you wish to car share or you need a ride, talk to other people attending.
Final numbers would be needed by the 6th May 2021
For more information please talk to Garry Hollis.