The Collection

Surprising treasures

The Museum's collection is displayed in a cluster of five small buildings. Each building is of local historical significance and is itself part of the collection.

Everything you'll find at the Museum is about the Furneaux Islands region.

Items of national importance include an anchor from the 8th oldest known shipwreck in Australian waters (the Sydney Cove, 1797), and a rare collection of traditional Aboriginal shell necklaces.

Albums containing thousands of photographs and documents cover almost every conceivable aspect of life in the Furneaux Islands right up to the present day. Shipwrecks, family histories, and island events are some of the popular topics.

The collection can be viewed on eHive.

For more about each building and what's inside it click on:

> Dryazell Cottage and Mrs Gray’s Room
> Mutton-bird Processing Shed
> Nissen Hut 
> Land Settlement Office
> Whitemark Police Cells

Cape Barren Island shell necklaces, 1920s

Convict leg-irons, 1830s