Waltzing Matilda Centre

Waltzing Matilda Centre
Waltzing Matilda Centre
Entertainment-WINTON, QLD
Entertainment-Winton, QLD
The Waltzing Matilda Centre is the only attraction in the world dedicated to a song. Self guided tours allow you to discover our amazing attraction at your own pace. The introduction to the ..
50 Elderslie St, Winton, Qld, 4735.
50 Elderslie St, Winton, Qld, 4735.
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The Waltzing Matilda Centre is the only attraction in the world dedicated to a song. Self guided tours allow you to discover our amazing attraction at your own pace. The introduction to the complex is the Billabong Theatrette where the ghost in the billabong tells his story of the poem, Waltzing Matilda, bringing the story to life during an unforgettable audio¬visual presentation that touches the hearts of those who see it – Australians and international visitors alike. The Legends Exhibition Room offers an interactive display of the history, the legend and the romance behind the song. The hologram must be seen to be believed. The Qantilda Museum is dedicated to Winton and the history of our district. It honours some of the country’s great pioneers and icons. Winton is also the birthplace of Qantas, that other great Australian icon. The Qantilda Museum, takes visitors through the origins of Qantas and the pioneering history of the Winton district. The extent of the historical collect¬ion, including a steam engine, the Jeffery Quad 4x4, machinery, military display and Christina Macpherson Cottage ensures the museum rates as one of the most extensive Australiana type museums in regional Australia. The Outback Regional Gallery and Gallery Foyer houses both contemporary and modern art and photographic exhibitions and competitions changing every six to eight weeks with a distinct “Outback” presence. The Outback Regional Art Gallery offers many views of the outback as seen through the eyes of artists. The award winning country style Coolibah Café, is a great place to relax over a tea or coffee and your choice of freshly baked home made delights. All meals are prepared using the freshest of ingredients. Other facilities of the Centre include the accredited Winton Visitor Information Centre; Westpac In-Store Bank; and the Station Gift Store.

WALTZING MATILDA CENTRE FIRE

It is sad to report that the historical Waltzing Matilda Centre has been significantly damaged by fire!

The fire ravaged throughout the Complex in the early hours of Thursday the 18th June 2015. The fire was confined to the main building and did not spread to neighbouring properties.

Winton Shire Council is actively pursuing all options in respect to securing the site, making it safe and planning for demolition and ultimately, reconstruction.

Council wishes to thank all stakeholders, agencies, residents and visitors for their understanding and support.

It is planned to rebuild this “National Icon” in an endeavour to have it completed and operational by mid to late 2016.

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Waltzing Matilda Centre

If there is one song that lives in the hearts of all Australians, it is "Waltzing Matilda".

The song, written by A. B. "Banjo" Paterson in 1895, has played a significant part in defining the Australian character. "Waltzing Matilda" inspires the Australian spirit. It can be a feel-good song, a rousing chorus or simply impart a feeling of nostalgia. It is sung at sporting events, in schools and by expatriates all over the world.

You can learn the truth and the myth behind the writing of the song when you visit the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton, the geographical heart of Queensland. Find out why the song is as relevant to Australians today as it was over 110 years ago.

The Centre was built in 1998 after the centenary celebrations for the song, "Waltzing Matilda" and is constantly evolving. The Waltzing Matilda Centre uses today's technology and interactive displays to interpret the song, our history and what it is to be Australian.

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