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Foster's Store, Tyalgum c. 1908. The store was established to service the needs of newly arrived settlers. Stores like this supported further development.

Tweed Regional Museum Collection. No: TH22-19


The Tweed Valley, hemmed in by mountain barriers on three sides, covered in impenetrable forest, and cut off from the sea by a dangerous sand bar, did not attract much permanent settlement until after the Robertson Land Acts were passed in the 1860s.

Throughout these early settlement years times were tough, and luxuries were few and far between.

Explore the tab on the left to discover what home life might have been like during this time.
Last Updated: 23 October 2013