The biggest collection of steam engines in the Southern Hemisphere. Open 7-days at Westbury, Tasmania READ MORE

Just a few of our exhibits:

Furphy water cart

In 1864, John Furphy established his family business J. Furphy and Sons and Furphy Foundry at Shepparton, Victoria. His steel and cast iron water tanks produced from the 1880s revolutionised the cartage of water for both domestic and livestock use. Previously during...
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Aveling and Porter No 2524 6HP

Purchased by J & T Gunn, Tasmania August 12 1889
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Buffalo Pitts Engine

Single 8HP engine, built in the USA in 1905. The second owner was Mr J Breen from Mole Creek, who used it for farm work and sawmilling. Other owners have been Mr Frederick Howard of Cressy (1913) and Mr M Baxter of Pipers Rivulet (1917) Agents were International...
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Aveling and Porter No 11733

This 7HP compound KT Engine was built in 1926 at Rochester, Kent, England. Used by the Public works Department Hobart (No 6) for stone crushing until 1929. In 1937 Mr W E Peterson used it for hauling power transformers and machinery to Tarraleah Hydro Station, then...
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Marshall Engine No 81563

this is a single cylinder portable type 5HP engine which was built in 1930 at Gainsborough England. It has a star crowned firebox. Previously owned by Mr Kerwin of St Helens and was used for driving a pump at a tin mine. Restored by Pearn Brothers in 1965
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Foden Engine – no 2108

8 HP single cylinder engine was built in 1910 at Sandbach, England. Purchased by Mr. A Aulich of St. Mary’s, for 750 pounds from the firm Finlayson’s at Devonport. Mr Edward Pearn purchased the engine for 400 pounds in 1935 and it was used throughout the local...
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Eclipse Traction Engine No 7491

Made in the USA by Frick & Co, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, in 1898. 8HP. Purchased from Mr Morey of Swansea. Previously used to drive a bark mill. Purchased by Pearn Brothers in 1966 and restored in 1986. A similar engine to this is featured in the Smithsonian...
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Fowler Engine No 14047

A compound Model K type ploughing engine with 10HP. Built in Leeds England in 1914. This engine was also brought out from England in 1950 by Lunnicks and was sold to Mr Aitken near Burnie who used it for saw milling and hauling logs. Purchased by Pearn Brothers in...
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Marshall Roller Engine No 83221

6HP Class “S” engine, built in 1926 at Gainsborough, England. Purchased new by the Circular Head Municipal Council who sold it to the Public Works Department in 1953. The roller worked in the Stanley area from 1952 until 1956. Purchased by Mr Hill, Launceston in 1958...
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Harley Davidson 1928 Twin Cylinder 1000cc

This bike was restored by the late Gordon (Mate) Pearn.  (1920—1994)     A first cousin of Jack, Verdun and Zenith, Mate and his brother Fordrey, developed a farm and earth moving business, which remains successfully operated by their...
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Fowler Engine No 15141

Built in Leeds England in 1918. A model BB! Winding engine of 16HP and weighing over 20 tons. The engine has 400 yards of wire cable. Brought to Tasmania from Christchurch England in 1950 by Mr H Lunn who operated the firm Lunnicks. Cost of freight from England was...
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Foden Engine – no 1828

8HP compound engine, built in 1909 at Sandbach England. It is spring mounted and has three gears, (2, 4 and 6 Miles per hour). The firm of Foden dates from 1856.Purchased by Mr Charles Richardson of Westbury from Pearce Brothers of Maffra, Gippsland, Victoria in 1922,...
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Birdsall Engine No 2538

ingle cylinder 8HP engine built at Auburn, New York in 1900. Original boiler registration number was 686 which was replaced in 1909 for registration number 1704. It has patent reverse gear, piston valve, and is spring mounted. Used by original owners Brumby Bros,...
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Steam launch

Steam launch Whip Oor Will The steam engine driving this boat is a Stuart Turner, which was built from a kit by Alan Lauder Hume. A skilled aircraft engineer Alan was first based at Western Junction in the very early days of commercial aviation. A favourite spot to...
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Pearn's Steam World

This picture is held within the Tasmanian Archives. Any ideas who, what and where? Our first guess is a Buffalo Pitts engine, with the picture taken in the Coal River Valley. It would bne great if we could provide some details for the good people at Heritage Tasmania. ... See MoreSee Less

This picture is held within the Tasmanian Archives.  Any ideas who, what and where?   Our first guess is a Buffalo Pitts engine, with the picture taken in the Coal River Valley.  It would bne great if we could provide some details for the good people at Heritage Tasmania.

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It does have a name on it but can't work out what is says.

Looks to be an Andrew and Bevens chaff cutter.

This footage was too good not to share!!!

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Lumping wheat in Australia 1950's
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Pearn's Steam World

In celebration of International Women's Day, we felt it was important to highlight the work of the late Jessie Pearn. Jessie Pearn (nee Newton) was a women ahead of her time. She was a very competent farmer in her own right and would have a go at any job that was required. Leading by example she provided a strong role model for her own three daughters and an inspiration for women to work hard and 'have a go'. Her leadership, drive and determination in the development years of Pearn's Steam world ensured the funds required to build the two distinctive sheds that houses our collection were found. She turned what was once a bare livestock sale yard site into a colourful garden, planting out and maintaining the extensive gardens that surround our complex. But her first love always remained meeting and greeting visitors and tour groups from all over the world. Following a short illness, Jessie passed away on the 20th December 2011. The legacy of her hard work and efforts live on for all to enjoy. ... See MoreSee Less

In celebration of International Womens Day, we felt it was important to highlight the work of the late Jessie Pearn.  Jessie Pearn (nee Newton) was a women ahead of her time.  She was a very competent farmer in her own right and would have a go at any job that was required.  Leading by example she provided a strong role model for her own three daughters and an inspiration for women to work hard and have a go.  Her leadership, drive and determination in the development years of Pearns Steam world ensured the funds required to build the two distinctive sheds that houses our collection were found.  She turned what was once a bare livestock sale yard site into a colourful garden, planting out and maintaining the extensive gardens that surround our complex.  But her first love always remained meeting and greeting visitors and tour groups from all over the world.  Following a short illness, Jessie passed away on the 20th December 2011.  The legacy of her hard work and efforts live on for all to enjoy.

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Jessie was a remarkable woman, as was the 3 of the Pearn Brothers wives. Left often on their own while the men spent the days/weeks/years working the land and on the engines. Behind each of these 3 men was a strong loving wife and mothers, remarkable women who did everything to support their husbands and families. Jessie sure was a leading example for the entire community. I of course was attached to Verdun and Dorothy Pearn, who in my eyes were like adoptive grandparents, they were some of my best childhood memories of living out at Hagley. Of course Jessie too was one to put out an extra plate when i was visiting. Nothing was ever to much for these 3 families to go the extra mile, and likewise their children who have supported their work through to today. Best community on the planet!

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Lovely lady!

Very nice ❤

Wonderful memories of Jessie.....

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Pearn's Steam World

Address: 65 Meander Valley Rd, Westbury, Tasmania, 7303 Australia
Phone (03) 6393 1414
Afterhours (03) 6397 3313
Email: contact@steamworld.com.au

Hours: Daily July, Aug, Sept 10am - 3pm
Other Months from 9am – 4pm
(Except Christmas Day and Good Friday)

Admission: $10 Adults $7 Seniors Card Holder and $5 children under 15 (concessions do not apply for Steam Up weekend) Group bookings are welcome

Pearn's Steam World

65 Meander Valley Rd, Westbury, Tasmania Open 7-days

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