PEARN'S STEAM WORLD (03) 6393 1414 contact@steamworld.com.au
The biggest collection of steam engines in the Southern Hemisphere. Open 7-days at Westbury, Tasmania
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Just a few of our exhibits:

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...

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,...

Fire engine

Fire engine

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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,...

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...

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...

Aveling and Porter No 2524 6HP

Purchased by J & T Gunn, Tasmania August 12 1889

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Pearn's Steam World shared a Pearn's Steam Up 1985.

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While sorting through the archives, I found this little gem from 1985. Located on their farm in Hagley, the Pearn Brother's used to have a annual steam up event for all to enjoy. This story was featur...

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Carl WilliamsSpent many a weekend with those marvelous men! And any other moment that i was able to sneak off over the fence to play with the big boys! 🙂 The best education was in the sheds, not in the classroom. It's where i learned most of my life skills that got me most of my employment opportunities. I especially owe these great men and their wives for keeping an over mischievous boy's mind on the simple things in life. Great great examples of community spirit and preservation of history. I'm still saddened when i think about how much talent and skill was lost when this extended family passed away. If only I could have retained just a fraction of their skills, instead of loosing my way in a modern fast moving world.

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Westbury was cool and foggy this morning, so we weren't surprised to find a local possum snugly hiding in the 1885 Robinson Threshing Drum. ... See MoreSee Less

Westbury was cool and foggy this morning, so we werent surprised to find a local possum snugly hiding in the 1885 Robinson Threshing Drum.

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Jim Ona BuellArgh so that's what was 'Threshing' around then...

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Just look how far a Pearns Steam World street library book has wandered- all the way to Town Beach at Tocumwal NSW! ... See MoreSee Less

Just look how far a Pearns Steam World street library book has wandered- all the way to Town Beach at Tocumwal NSW!

The item in the pictures recently came into the museum with a collection of tooling. Can anyone identify what it was used for? The Manufacturer was A.Green (with the 'A' Laid over 90 degrees to the left). Both handles are obviously meant to be there. The shaft is of a flattened hexagonal cross-section. Any ideas or suggestions will be gratefully received. ... See MoreSee Less

The item in the pictures recently came into the museum with a collection of tooling. Can anyone identify what it was used for? The Manufacturer was A.Green (with the A Laid over 90 degrees to the left). Both handles are obviously meant to be there. The shaft is of a flattened hexagonal cross-section. Any ideas or suggestions will be gratefully received.

Two new-to-us display cabinets collected from QVMAG (Launceston Museum) yesterday. Many thanks to them for the gift. After a bit of cleaning and very minor repairs we will have them back in use. ... See MoreSee Less

Two new-to-us display cabinets collected from QVMAG (Launceston Museum) yesterday. Many thanks to them for the gift. After a bit of cleaning and very minor repairs we will have them back in use.

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Malcolm CowanFantastic. What plans?

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Pearn's Steam World shared a Old Time Steam Fair.

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Pearn's Steam WorldNext to the Bioscope seen in the film at Shottesbrook Park, White Waltham (1964) stood an 80 Key Mortier Organ called 'La Cascade'. It was owned then by Brian Oram. That organ is now in Westbury, Tasmania, and, when rebuilt, will hopefully be seen playing at Pearns Steam World.

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Had a very productive yesterday. My crack riveting team ran like clockwork with only one poor rivet to remove in 40+ insertions. Fabricated a new air control disk for firebox door in bronze to repla...

1925 Garrett Threshing Drum.
A detail view of the 1925 Garrett Threshing Drum in operation.
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Nathan WoodruffLooks like the thresher is in great shape.

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A pair of Garretts working together
A pair of Garretts working together today at the museum.
The 1919 Portable Steam Engine powering the 1925 Threshing Drum.
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Pearn's Steam World

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

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

Admission: $10 Adults; $5 for children aged 5 - 15; free entry for children under 5.

Group bookings are welcome

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