Location: 54 Reid Street (CLOSED, until March 2019, date TBA)
Wilcannia NSW 2836
- Heading West (coming from Cobar, or East of Wilcannia) -- first turn left over the bridge coming into Wilcannia. Then approx. 100 metres on the right, opposite Baker Park (and Public Toilet block)
- Heading EAST (coming from Broken Hill, along Barrier Highway) -- last turn right before the bridge. See photos.
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History, culture & country
Miss Barretts frequently stocks a variety of locally crafted Aboriginal art, scuptures, carvings and pottery, such as 'clap sticks', 'ornamental boomerangs, and other items.
Lulla Vincent, a niece of the Miss Barretts, unveiled the sign for Miss Barretts Bits and Bobs shop in Wilcannia on Friday (13th May, 2011).
The new look “Miss Barretts includes a coffee shop, a book exchange, secondhand things, a bit of local history and tourist information. Included in the history display are some items found during renovations including old hair curling tongs that had to be heated over the fire, old “Barrier Miner” newspapers and some old bakery items that were found when the Arts and Crafts (Rasheeds) building was cleaned out.
It is believed to be over 20 years since a shop has opened in Wilcannia and hopefully this will be the first of a few more businesses.
Some of the art and craft on sale at Miss Barretts:
We've a great new menu -- details soon.
In the meamtime, just pop in and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, and watch some water flow under the bridge (if you'll excuse the pun).
- Miss Barretts - First new shop in 20 years (before and after shots of the shop)
- Antique and rare books