Walking Through Time

Storyboards and Podcasts

Informative stories about traditional ownership and historical landmarks around New Norfolk for people on walking tours around our picturesque town. Open the sections to listen to interesting interviews of locals recounting their memories of days gone by.

Walking Through Time Indigenous history board at Tynwald Park

Indigenous Heritage

Our indigenous heritage forms an important part of who we are and where we came from, with many people proud to be associated with the Big River Tribe. Listen to some of the social history of the Big River Tribe and take a step back in time to imagine what lives were like before white settlement.

Walking Through Time board at Arthur Square

Arthur Square and St Matthews

Arthur Square has always played an important part in our community, from being a training ground for our soldiers, through to a community meeting point. Take a moment to wander through the Square, sit and enjoy a coffee and listen to the stories of our history.

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The Bush Inn and surrounding streets

The Bush Inn is famed as Australia’s oldest continually licensed hotel, but that’s not its only claim to fame. Listen to the stories of the Bush Inn, find out the special history of the stained glass windows in St Peter’s Church and hear about the Old Colony Inn and its romantic past.

Walking Through Time board at Willow Court

Willow Court and Frascati

Willow Court and Frascati have a fascinating history and a legacy for our town. Listen to the stories of those that lived and worked here over the years while looking at the historic buildings.

Walking Through Time board at Circle Street

The Circle and Tank Street

Willow Court and Frascati have a fascinating history and a legacy for our town. Listen to the stories of those that lived and worked here over the years while looking at the historic buildings.

walking through time board at tynwald park

Tynwald Park

A hop growing centre, adjacent to the site of one of our most historic buildings, wander through Tynwald Park while learning about its history.

walking through time board at Turriff Lodge

Turriff Lodge

The Turriff Lodge Homestead was constructed in 1815, serving as the country retreat for the Governor.

Once the home of Sir John and Lady Jane Franklin, Turriff Lodge is no longer standing.

Hear the reminiscences of this important area of early New Norfolk.

Walking Through Time board at The Esplanade

The Esplanade and Four Bridges

The Esplanade holds a special place in the hearts of most people who live in the Derwent Valley, hear about the history of some of our most important features and while away a little time on the banks of the River Derwent.

Walking Through Time board at River Derwent

The River Derwent

The majestic River Derwent lies at the heart of our town, a place for relaxation and recreation, and the reason our town is here. Listen to some of the stories of life on the river and be taken back in time to the famous Boxing Day Regatta.

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A big thanks to the Derwent Valley Council for the permission to present the interviews that they retain the copyright to.