Mary Boulton Pioneer Cottage and Museum

38 Gumma Rd Macksville NSW 2447

Mary Boulton lived and worked in the Nambucca district all her life. Her grandfather, Thomas Boulton owned the first hotel in town which was situated on the site where the Pioneer Cottage now stands.

After seeing other pioneer cottage museums during her travels to the USA, Mary decided to build a replica of an early settler’s home and furnish it with old wares to give visitors an idea of how people might have lived 100 years or so ago. She gifted it to the local council on her death in 2003.


Nambucca Shire Council

Postal Address

PO Box 177
Macksville NSW 2447

Street Address

44 Princess Street
Macksville NSW 2447

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Nambucca Heads:

Nambucca Valley Visitor Information Centre
57 Riverside Drive
Nambucca Heads NSW 2448
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