Many models can be found in the Museum – ships, aeroplanes, animals, birds, and geological structures.

The Museum houses quality models of various items.

These include two of the First Fleet ships, Supply and Lady Penrhyn, involved with Lord Howe Island’s discovery; the 1850s American whaling ship Charles W Morgan; the SS Morinda that serviced the island with freight and passengers from 1932 to 1952.

The Historical gallery houses two very large, scale models of the flying boats – a Catalina and a Sandringham built and donated by Gold Coast modeller, Geoff Reichelt in 1997.

In 1982 the American Museum of Natural History donated a full sized model of the extinct Horned Turtle skeleton.

In 2014 Dick Smith sponsored the production of a very accurate scale model of Balls Pyramid.

John Borthwick


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