The Oldest Australian Made Steam Engine - Sydney Circa 1845  
"The Steam Engine, then, we may justly look upon as the noblest machine ever invented by man-the pride of the machinist, the admiration of the observer"
 
  
 
 
 

 
 

Awards Presented

to
Turon Technology Museum
  • 2003 & 2004 Turon Technology Museum won National Trust Heritage Award
  • 2003 Restoration of the Oldest Australian Made Steam Engine.
  • Our "George Russell" (c1845) is the oldest surviving Australian made Engine. Restoration took 1700 hours.
  • The 2004 Award was for the development of the entire collection, including its Heritage Significance to Australia.

 

National Trust Heritage Award Winner
"George Russell" (c1845) is the oldest surviving Australian made engine. Restoration took 1700 hours.
"George Russell" (c1845) is the oldest surviving Australian made engine. Restoration took 1700 hours.