Adrian Smith had a passion for gems and minerals, and over his lifetime amassed a collection of over 3,000 specimens from Australia and throughout the world.
An early passion for science led him into a career working for the CSIRO and later at Watson Victor in the scientific equipment division. Adrian's career enabled him to travel the world, and he made many connections with other gem and mineral collectors.
He began collecting specimens on his overseas trips and soon also began travelling with friends and family on weekends and holidays to add to his collection.
Adrian was well known for wanting to share his passion with others, especially children. This is now a reality, after the collection was donated to Tweed Shire Council.
This permanent exhibition at Tweed Regional Museum Murwillumbah features the very best specimens from the Adrian Smith Collection, including 500 minerals and 300 gemstone specimens.
Now available as an online exhibition
Tweed Regional Museum, 2 Queensland Road, Murwillumbah 2484 View map
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