Be inspired by the story of an outback hero, Rev Fred McKay - a much loved and highly respected friend of the many people who lived and came to pioneer new lifestyles in the outback. Learn about his hand in the development of hospitals, medical services, and hostels for school children and his support of bush mothers.
Also, explore 'Voices from the Heart' - a project which share insights into who and how people live in the outback and what makes them 'tick'. There are stories of ordinary people who achieved extraordinary success against huge challenges. Currently there are 14 powerful stories recorded, which are told by indigenous and white Australians, about their own experiences.
Take the five minute Silent Walk to the Fred and Meg McKay Peace Garden, the resting place of Fred and Meg McKay, which is adjacent to the Swag Chapel which was hand built by students and staff.
On Wednesday nights, during school terms only, enjoy a billy tea and damper with the outback students (bookings are essential).
The Fred McKay Museum is located in the Fred McKay Education Centre, an iconic, symbolic building.
The museum is closed from December to the end of January inclusive.Visit Website
Car park, Public Toilet
Educational Tourism, Historic/Heritage