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New Italy Settlement

Location: 2 New Italy Road, New Italy via Woodburn, NSW 2472

Constructed: 1884 - 2002

The New Italy Settlement Landscape is evidence of a settlement built through the tenacity, forbearance and technical skills of a unique group of Australian settlers. This museum complex now stands as a vibrant and living monument to the important contributions made by these (and other) Italian migrants to the past and present cultural and social identity of the North Coast region and the whole state of NSW. Moreover the museum complex is a continuing celebration of multicultural Australia and the important links forged between the Italian and wider Australian community. The ongoing patronage of the site by Italian and non-Italian local and state dignitaries is evidence of the esteem in which the heritage of New Italy is held by the broader community.

The complex includes a museum, cafe and restaurant as well as the Gurrigai Aboriginal Arts and Crafts Gallery.

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Name of Item: New Italy Settlement
Other Name/s: La Cella Venezia; Archaeological Site
Type of Item: Complex / Group
Collection: Landscape - Cultural
Category: Historic Landscape
Location: 2 New Italy Road, New Italy via Woodburn, NSW 2472
Local Govt: Richmond Valley
Designer: Museum Hall, Restaurant/caretakers Building - Ross McDonald Lismore
Builder: Museum buildings - Bob Sweeney, members of New Italy Museum Incorporated and settlers' descendants
Constructed: 1884 - 2002
Current Use: Museum complex - Driver Reviver Station, Park, Aboriginal Art/Craft centre
Former Use: house, post office, wine shop, school.