Dugald Andrew (known as Bill) McLachlan had established his pioneer village on the banks of the Hawkesbury River at Wilberforce by 1967 and gradually many threatened historic buildings mostly from the Hawkesbury district were moved to the site. Bill McLachlan died at the early age of 54 years in 1971 and his ashes were buried onsite near the church. His vision for the village continued with other buildings being added over the years. After being closed for many years, the village has been re-opened and is managed by the Friends of the Australiana Pioneer Village.
The Australiana Pioneer Village is located in Rose Street, Wilberforce, New South Wales. NSW Heritage has detailed information on the heritage significance of the village, its establishment and buildings.
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