Stroud Creative Community

Even getting to Stroud sounds fascinating for you exit the Pacific Highway 14 kilometres north of Raymond Terrace and take the “Thunderbolts Way”, (Bucketts Way) named after an infamous bushranger from the 1860’s. Part of an original grant to the Australian Agricultural Company, Stroud was established in 1826 as the centre of operations for Australia’s  newly founded  wool industry. Many of Stroud’s buildings were built by convict labour and remain today used as museums and other community uses. A self guided heritage walk now takes you on a well sign posted journey through the town and Australian history.

The many heritage listed buildings  and other architectural gems such as the Stroud Hotel  provide a sense of place which with the magnificent nearby landscapes of Barrington Tops has attracted an increasing number of people in a range of creative fields. For a small town of just over 1000 there are a host of groups including a choir and a writers group. The works of individual artists can be found at Stroud Heritage Growers and Artisans Market or displayed in cafes and other retail outlets throughout the town.  Stroud has also become famous in recent years as the home of the International Brick & Rolling Pin Contest. Held in July each year this competition involves the towns of Stroud in Australia, England, Canada and America. Stroud is a step back in time with an artistic twist, well worth a trip as you continue on to world heritage listed Barrington Tops National Park or back to the coast or the Manning Valley.

For more information on visiting Stroud go to http://stroudcommunityweb.com


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Strouds Cultural Highlights:

Quambi House

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This two-storey Georgian style school house/museum displays furniture, clothing, personal and household items, photographs and other objects from the late 1800s through to the mid 1900s. The restored, convict built…

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87 Cowper St, Stroud

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This two-storey Georgian style school house/museum displays furniture, clothing, personal and household items, photographs and other objects from the late 1800s through to the mid 1900s. The restored, convict built building also houses a collection of historic books from the Australian Agricultural Company. Open Sundays from 1.10pm to 3pm.

For more information on Quambi House, view their website, http://stroudhistoricalsociety.org

Stroud Heritage Growers And Artisan Markets

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Held the fourth Sunday of every month from 8am til midday, the Stroud Heritage Growers & Artisan Markets is a real community event featuring the best the area has to…

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Stroud Showground, Cowper St, Stroud

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Held the fourth Sunday of every month from 8am til midday, the Stroud Heritage Growers & Artisan Markets is a real community event featuring the best the area has to offer that is locally made and locally grown.

For more information on Stroud Heritage Growers And Artisan Markets, give them a call on 0488 493 411 or view their website, http://stroudmarkets.com

Courthouse Museum – Stroud

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The first Stroud Courthouse was constructed on this site in the 1840s. The present, convict built building was completed in 1876 and remained in regular use until 1974. However, the…

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61 Cowper St, Stroud

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The first Stroud Courthouse was constructed on this site in the 1840s. The present, convict built building was completed in 1876 and remained in regular use until 1974. However, the police residence and cells were removed in the 1930s. The Stroud Courthouse now serves the district as an historical museum. Open Sundays from 11am to 1pm.

For more information on Courthouse Museum – Stroud, view their website, http://stroudhistoricalsociety.org

Airing of the Quilts – Stroud

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Stroud Valley Quilt and Crafts have their annual Airing of the Quilts every October long weekend in conjunction with the Stroud Country Fair.

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Stroud Valley Quilt and Crafts have their annual Airing of the Quilts every October long weekend in conjunction with the Stroud Country Fair.

For more information on Airing of the Quilts – Stroud, view their website, http://www.stroudvalleyharvest.com.au/