Great Lakes Museum R O U N D T O U R
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As you enter the grounds of the Great Lakes Museum you pass two anchors which were dredged up from shipwrecks in the sea off Cape Hawke and are a stark reminder of the many hardships encountered by the early pioneers. As you continue up the front path you pass the flagpole which proudly flies the Australian flag. The flagpole was first used as a mast in the tug-boat "John Gollan" which was built at Tinonee in 1889. It was then used in a fishing boat "Eldorado I". The mast was later removed and in 1946 installed in "Eldorado II'. In 1987 the mast was then used in the trawler "Mildred Joyce Sutherland" and in 1992 the mast was removed to make way for trawler gear and it was installed in the grounds of the museum in 1993.
On the left is the original Tuncurry School built in 1886. At the end of the path on the right hand side is the Main Museum building. On the left is the Pioneer Cottage. At the back of these two buildings is the original Tuncurry single cell police lock-up, a working windmill and the Machinery Shed which house a fine collection of industrial and farming machinery and equipment.