First Street Library for Westbury Tasmania. Open Eliza Pearn’s 1950’s refrigerator and take a book or donate a book. Fiction, Non Fiction, Children’s and Magazine sections. The variety on offer is amazing!
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Pearns Steam World has been operating at Westbury since 1987 and features a nationally significant assortment of steam traction engines, tractors, farm equipment and memorabilia collected from the 1950’s by the three late Pearn Brothers, Jack, Verdun and Zenith.
Initiating the State’s first steam rally, the collection from the mid 1960’s was used to raise money for local charities.
After saving many steam engines from the scrap metal yard, the brothers could not see their growing collection dispersed, and in 1987 with community support developed Pearns Steam World.
In 2001 they donated their now extremely valuable collection in trust to the local community.
Pearn’s Steam World aims to be Tasmanian’s key agricultural museum for production and social history.
Open daily, this iconic attraction brings visitors to Westbury from all over the world, and was built, developed and remains open daily through the hard work and dedication of volunteers, including family members.
In 2016 Pearn’s Steam World received the Fonterra Australia, Agricultural Award as part of the Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards for their service to agriculture and their local community.
The street library is their latest venture to encourage reading and community spirit in our small rural Tasmanian Township.