Bowraville Creative Community

Bowraville ( the Veranda Post town),  is a town of contrasts with its wide main street lined with verandah-shaded footpaths, museums, art galleries and a treasure trove of original art and culture. It is beautifully situated within attractive farmland and mountain rainforests only 17 kilometres from Macksville. Originally called ‘Bowra’, the town’s name was changed to avoid confusion with Nowra and Bowral.

Some might think time has passed Bowraville by but this has ensured so many of the towns original buildings remain and have been reinvented as centres of arts and culture. The restored Bowraville Theatre is a unique attraction and community focal point with everything from western classics to contemporary foreign films. The Frank Partridge VC Military Museum was formerly the council chambers while an old majestic bank is now craft studios and tea rooms.  The Bowraville Folk Museum spread over a number of original buildings also including that used as a film set in the 1980’s.

There are a range of cafes and places to relax including the Bowra Hotel with fabulous views of the surrounding countryside from the 12-foot wide upstairs verandahs. Combine these with antique shops and for those into upycled art an enormous treasure trove of an op shop ensuring you will leave Bowraville not only with memories but local art and treasures.

For more information on visiting Bowraville go to http://www.nambuccatourism.com.au/nambucca-valley-region/nambucca-valley/bowraville  or http://bowraville.nsw.au/


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Bowravilles Cultural Highlights:

Bowraville Folk Museum

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The extensive collection of this museum fills multiple buildings and outdoor exhibition areas and includes an early church from the district, an old saddlery and the local blacksmith’s shop. The…

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  • 6564 8200

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86 High St, Bowraville

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The extensive collection of this museum fills multiple buildings and outdoor exhibition areas and includes an early church from the district, an old saddlery and the local blacksmith’s shop. The museum’s slogan is, “If it was used in this district, you name it and we most probably have it”. Open Tuesday and Saturday 10am to 3pm, Wednesday and Friday 10am to 12 noon and Sunday 10am to 2pm.

For more information on Bowraville Folk Museum, give them a call on 6564 8200 or view their website, http://www.nambucca.com.au/folkmuseum

Bowraville Film Society

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Built in 1940 in the art deco style the theatre in Bowraville showed films until 1964. It was then used for retail purposes but has recently been restored and reopened…

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  • 6564 7808

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74 High Street, Bowraville

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Built in 1940 in the art deco style the theatre in Bowraville showed films until 1964. It was then used for retail purposes but has recently been restored and reopened by the Bowraville Arts Council. Fortunately much of its original charm and original architectural features were maintained over the intervening period and it has now returned to life as the home of films, theatre and performances in Bowraville.

For more information on Bowraville Film Society, give them a call on 6564 7808 or view their website, http://www.bowravilletheatre.com.au/

Frank Partridge VC Military Museum

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The museum has a vast array of military equipment and memorabilia. The museum also includes a tribute to Frank Partridge, a local who won the Victoria Cross in 1945, for…

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  • 6564 7056

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29 High St, Bowraville

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The museum has a vast array of military equipment and memorabilia. The museum also includes a tribute to Frank Partridge, a local who won the Victoria Cross in 1945, for leading a successful attack against the Japanese in the Bougainville Campaign.  Open Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm and Saturday 10am to 12 noon.

For more information on Frank Partridge VC Military Museum, give them a call on 6564 7056 or view their website, http://www.militarymuseum.org.au