Molong Historical Society Inc, New South Wales

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Molong Historical Society Inc, New South Wales

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Molong Historical Museum


  • Community

Contact area





Street address

Molong Historical Museum, Cnr Riddell and Gidley Streets, Molong
Postal address: PO Box 119, Molong NSW 2866




New South Wales

Country name

Postal code



02 6362 8960



Description area


The Molong Historical Society Inc acquired the museum building in 1970 with the assistance of the Molong Shire Council and opened it to the public in November 1970. The building was constructed in 1856 as the the Golden Fleece Hotel and continued as a hotel, then was used by doctors as a surgery and residence.

The museum displays an extensive collection of local history and heritage items, including material related to Molong’s Fairbridge Farm School. From 1938 to the 1970s many British child migrants arrived at the Farm School.

Museum displays include material relating to Aboriginal people and colonial settlement and wartime memorabilia and a room that is dedicated to a permanent exhibition on the Fairbridge Farm School.

Geographical and cultural context

Molong is a small town in the Central West region of New South Wales in the Cabonne Shire.

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Officer in charge: President

Records management and collecting policies

Local and family history material for Molong and District areas.



Over 4, 000 items and over 2,000 photographs are held, including:

  • Local archival material
  • Small local newspaper collection, 1920-present (some years missing)
  • Photographs (local area and pioneers) and special photographic collection of Fairbridge Farm and students
  • Miscellaneous records, 1856-present

Museum items include several interesting historical artifacts and a small fossil and mineral collection

Finding aids, guides and publications

Newsletters of the Molong Historical Society from 2014 are available online at

Access area

Opening times

Open Tuesday and Thursday, 11am–3pm; other times and weekends by appointment.

Access conditions and requirements

Archival material not on open access. Access can be arranged by appointment.


Services area

Research services

Research enquiries on local and family history should be sent by mail or email.

Reproduction services

Copying services can be arranged for photographs for a fee.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 12 August 2022




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Thematic area)
  • Family / Domestic Life (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Immigration (Thematic area)
  • local history (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Out of Home Care (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Molong Historical Museum, Cnr Riddell and Gidley Streets, Molong Postal address: PO Box 119, Molong NSW 2866
Molong, New South Wales 2866