Welcome to the Oxley Museum
The Oxley Museum Wellington NSW is run by the
Wellington Historical Society. It is situated on the
corner of Warne and Percy Streets and is open
the following hours:
Monday to Friday 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Other time by appointment
Group bookings are welcome
Telephone: (02) 6845 2325
during museum hours
Outside museum hours:
Wellington Visitors Information Centre
(02) 1800 621 614
We carry out family research for the
modest fee of $35.
You can also carry out your own
research for $5 + $1/photocopy.
We can provide you with a price for
a copy of any photograph in
our collection. This will
depend on size and how
many you require.
Family history research
PO Box 281
Wellington NSW 2820
or/and other enquiries:
Why are we named Oxley Museum?
The Oxley Museum is situated at Wellington. The Wellington Valley was discovered by John Oxley, surveyor and explorer in 1816 after passing through very disappointing country. He was very pleased eventually, to come upon Wellington Valley and on crossing the stream, Oxley proceeded along its bank until his path was stopped by "a very fine river", the long sought Macquarie, which at this point equalled in size the Hawkesbury at Windsor and was much larger than the river at Bathurst.
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