Welcome to the Australian Sugar Heritage Centre
Experience the drama & heritage of Australia’s sugar industry.
Learn of the people who made the industry, investigate their life style and the rich folklore associated with one of Australia’s great rural industries. See on display many of the innovative implements and machines developed for the industry. Examine the pioneering methods and processes on informative audio/visual displays in the Heritage Centre.
The origin of the Furphy
Origin of The Furphy
The stories and ‘yarns’ that were told around these tanks (which travelled around) became known as ‘Furphies’.
Cutting sugar cane
Cutting Cane by Hand
How itinerant workers contracting to a cane farmer, cutting the cane and loading it for transport, from early morning to dark.
Cane Cutters barracks
It was the Gangers responsibility, that the barracks supplied for the living quarters were of a reasonable standard.
The Heritage Centre is the home of the Australian Sugar Industry Museum and the collection contains a theatre to watch the harvesting and transport of sugar cane from the local area, historical photographs, books, documents and artefacts related to Australia’s sugar industry.
Historical tractors, steam locomotives, harvesters, blacksmiths station, cutting implements, cutters barracks, video displays plus much more.
Learn about processing sugar cane in our region and the changes that have occurred in the sugar industry.
Restored steam locos that worked in our region during the early days. Hop onboard to relive the past.
500hp crushing mill
500 Hp Crushing Mill
Our permanent working display of a 500 horsepower crushing mill was once used in our regional mills.
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Ample parking, suitable for caravans, coaches and all RV’s. Clean toilets and Disability access.