Pine Creek National Trust Museum

Housed in a historic 110yr old building, this museum contains photographs of development in the Northern Territory, Chinese relics, minerals, war years, communications, mining and social history. The museum also holds the only photographic collection of the Pine Creek area.

Address: 
Railway Terrace, Pine Creek, NT
Tel: 
0889761221
Hours: 
April - Sep Mon-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat- 11am-1pm, Closed Sundays
Admission: 
$2.20 Adults, Children and National Trust Members Free
Facilities: 
Guide, public library, brochures, souvenirs, BBQ and picnic area, parking
Collection: 
Items have been donated to the Pine Creek National Trust Museum by many people in the area. The museum displays many items relating to early settlement, an extensive bottle and mineral collection, war relics, Chinese household goods, photographs and text.
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Items

Ornament

Chinese Temple Ornament

Chinese Temple Ornament
Creator:
Unknown
Description:
Metal ornament from the roof of the Chinese Temple in Pine Creek
Date:
1880's
Item Id Number:
PC196

A large community of Chinese lived at Pine Creek in the 1880's and up until the 1930's. This is all that remains of the Joss House.

Water Cart

Furphy Water Cart

Furphy Water Cart
Creator:
J. Furphy and sons
Description:
Tank from a Furphy Water Cart moulded front and rear, extensive writing no lid.
Date:
1940-50
Item Id Number:
PC200

Bomb Tail Cone

Japanese Bomb

Japanese Bomb
Creator:
Unknown
Description:
Japanese Bomb, Tail Cone and Fin
Date:
1942
Item Id Number:
PC204

Bomb tail cone and fin from a Japanese type 97, 59kg high explosive "daisy cutter" aerial bomb, probably from th Japanese air raid on Fenton Aerodrome, 6th of July 1943.

Telegraph Pole

OTL Pole

OTL Pole
Creator:
Unknown
Description:
An original Cypress Pine telegraph pole (approx 6m long) from the overland telegraph Line. OTL Adelaide-Darwin.
Date:
C1880
Item Id Number:
PC010

This is one of the few cypress pine telegraph poles remaining from the original Adelaide to Darwin line.

Water Cart

Water Cart

Creator:
Furphy's Farm water cart with Pitman Shorthand Message.
Date:
1930's
Item Id Number:
PC240