Cue Heritage Discovery Centre

An intimate display from pre-settlement history to mining and modernity

You will be greeted by a giant map which shows the location of Cue in relation to Wajarri, Badimia and Yugunga Nya Country. You can also learn about the history of Thuwarri Thaa (Wilgie Mia), a Wajarri ochre mine which is Australia’s largest and deepest ochre mine, and one of the oldest mining sites in the world. The exhibition presents an assortment of stories, from the highly unusual ‘One Machine Band’ to the ‘What is that object?’. The Centre uses e-Hive, a web-based cataloguing system, to provide more information about each item, which can be accessed by scanning the QR codes in the Centre. Entry to the Cue Heritage Discovery Centre is through the Cue Visitor Centre.


72 Austin St
Cue WA 6640

Opening Hours
Mon to Fri 9am - 4pm
One penny a song

A one machine band, a Direct Mechanical Action Piano, or more commonly called a Nickelodeon. This one instrument plays all the instruments in a piece of music. The Nickelodeon works like a music box...

Guess the item

It is hard to imagine what this item is. It is a called a single knocker. It was used to relay messages to the winder driver. A coded message much like Morse Code was used. There were also code...

Aussie made cooker

The stove with an Aussie pun for a name and a bird logo on the front. Many homes in Australia had the recognisable gas Kooka. Frederick Metters developed the Early Kooka stoves in Adelaide in 1896...

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While you're in the area

Nallan Station
Nallan Station
Cath, Dave and family welcome you to their working cattle station...
Great Northern Highway Cogla Downs - Taincrow Road, Cue, WA 6640
Big Bell Ghost Town
Big Bell Ghost Town
Big Bell Ghost Town, near Cue, was once a hive of activity when the Big...
via Coodardy Noondie Road, Cue, WA 6640
Cue Heritage Discovery Centre
Cue Heritage Discovery Centre
An intimate display from pre-settlement history to mining and modernity...
72 Austin Street, Cue, WA 6640
Masonic Lodge
Masonic Lodge
This somewhat spooky building on Dowley Street has laid the foundation for...
Cue, WA 6640