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If you are in the area you must take time to visit these wonderful preserved houses and grounds they really give you an idea of times gone by, the school is especially filled with old relics including the blackboard and desks with ink wells if...More
Not sure if the attraction is the elderly sister-encyclopaedias running the place or the actual buildings and material on display. The fort is classified as "preserve at all cost" and is pretty special. It's not like a fort in cowboy movies but a wooden and...More
Not a lot there but it's not far out of town and it is lovely and interesting to see the old buildings and artefacts from the pioneers. There is the stores building/fort, school room and timber cottage.
We really weren't sure about this place but had some time and decided to stop by. Wow were we glad we did! This was one of the highlights of our trip to the area.
The buildings are beautiful, well maintained and fascinating. The history is...More
We arrived to a lovely lady who lived the history of the site. She talked about how her grand father and great grandmother were linked and how the buildings were brought to the site. How the community became involved in the restoration of the "Fort"....More
It includes the original fort building, the relocated Cairdbeign homestead and school building from the 1800's, as well as a fascinating collection of historical artefacts.
Rainworth Fort was built in 1862 after the Wills family were massacred in the country north of the Minerva Hills....More