Built by artist Tony Phantastes in 1994 as a homage to his father's life. It has faced challenges from the local Council who want to demolish it. It's still here.
ANZAC War Memorial
Collector ANZAC Memorial is next to Some Cafe. It was erected by residents of Collector and the District in memory of soldiers who fell in their country's service and in honour of those who enlisted. It is a poignant reminder of the loss and sacrifice of war.
Constable Samuel Nelson Monument
Erected in 1965 in memory of Constable Samuel Nelson who was shot by Johnny Dunn, an associate of the bushranger Ben Hall who was active in the area.
Samuel Nelson's Grave (1865)
Shot and killed in 1865 by the bushranger John Dunn, one of Ben Hall's gang, Samuel Nelson is buried in the Church of England section of the C of E and Catholic combined cemetery on Bourke St. His grave is maintained by the Police Force.
Collector Wind Farm
This is a RATCH - Australia project. After two years of construction Collector Wind Farm generates enough power, on average, for 80,000 homes. It cost $360 million to build, provided 150 construction jobs and will operate for 25 years.
All Saints Anglican Church
Built by the local Anglican community under the direction of Rev. Diaz Soares, an architect. The foundation stone was laid in 1859 and the church consecrated on 25th March 1873. The church bell, sent from England, is inscribed ‘All Saints’.
Collector Markets (2021)
A boutique country market, normally held the second Sunday of the month. Home of the classic pumpkin wheel barrow race and scarecrow competition.
Old Collector Inn
Built in 1829 by Pierre Poidevin. It now houses Some Cafe a popular destination.
The Old Bakery
Originally built as a bakery (c1830). The building housed Lynwood Cafe for many years.
Bartholomew's Catholic Church c1861
Uniting Church Cemetery
Contains monuments dating from 1875
On Church Street and previously known as Kimberly's Inn and Kimberly's Commercial Hotel. Built in 1860 it was the site of the infamous confrontation between Ben Hall's gang and Constable Samuel Nelson. Kimberley's Commercial Hotel (1860) was one of five inns established in the village of Collector. On the 26th January 1865 bushrangers Ben Hall and Johnny Dunn held up the hotel’s proprietor. Constable Samuel Nelson, Collector’s only police officer at the time, was mortally wounded during his attempt to approach the hotel. John Dunn, had warned Nelson not to advance any further and when Nelson refused, he was shot down. He died in the arms of his son, one of eight children of this family.
Wheat Sheaf Hotel
Patrick Davoran, born in 1828 in County Clare, Ireland, was the inn keeper of the Wheat Sheaf Inn. Davoran arrived in New South Wales on 19th November 1849. He married Bridget Brogan at Collector on 22nd August 1855. Bridget, who was born at Spring Valley became postmistress. Patrick died in Collector on 3rd November 1872.
Collector Primary School
First build in 1866
Collector Memorial Hall 1952
Inside there is a Second World War Roll of Honour, accompanied by a First World War German machine gun, captured by 55th Battalion 1st A.I.F. near Polygon Wood in the Ypres Sector in Belgium on Sept. 26th 1917.
The shared Church of England and Catholic cemetery
The shared Church of England and Catholic cemetery dates from the mid-18th century with the earliest inscription 1849. The grave of Constable Samuel Nelson, shot in 1865 by the bushranger John Dunn, a member of Ben Hall's gang, is maintained by the Police Force.
Uniting Church - 1865
FIRST AUSTRALIAN TOURIST TROPHY RACE
The First Australian Tourist Trophy Race was held on a circuit that ran between Yarra, Breadalbane and Collector on Easter Weekend April 1914. The race was a distance of 100 miles. Competitors completed 3 laps of a 33 miles circuit. 1st Harry Jenkins, Victoria 7HP Indian, 2nd Eric Tyler Victoria 7HP Indian, 3rd R Ralston NSW 3HP Rudge. Erected by Classic Riders Club Goulburn & Collector Historical Society, 2020