Alpha

About Alpha


Population: 350

Gateway to the West.

Alpha was named after an early property in the area which was taken up in 1863 and then became established as a service town for railway construction workers.

The region is famous for its petrified wood and you can see firsthand the sculpture by Cedar Creek artist Antone Bruinsma.  It is a representation of a boulder that has been opened to reveal its treasures and mysteries with the Fossilised Forest Sculpture in the main street.  The exterior of the sculpture has interesting forms, carvings and stone attachments to reflect the history of the prehistoric area in which petrified wood formed.

Take a leisurely walk around the ‘Town of Murals’ and view the 27 murals Alpha has to offer.  The murals have been painted by local resident artists and beautifully pay tribute to the pioneers of the bush and the history of the district.

You can soak up Alpha’s history at the Jane Neville Rolfe Art Gallery, the Tivoli Theatre Museum, the New Bridge, Beta Hut and Settlers Park.

Experiences

The Fossilised Forest Sculpture

The Alpha region is famous for its petrified wood and its latest attraction the Fossilised Forest sculpture reflects this. The sculpture by Cedar Creek artist Antone Bruinsma is a representation of a boulder which has been opened to reveal its treasures and mysteries. The exterior of the sculpture

Jane Neville Rolfe Art Gallery

The Jane Neville Rolfe collection is named after the famous water colourist who visited Alpha Station in the 1800s. Whilst there she painted the famous Breakfast at Alpha which depicts a bush picnic breakfast scene complete with ladies in their long dresses. The gallery showcases the works of

Alpha Murals

There are 27 murals in the township of Alpha and all tell their own story of rural life in the region. The murals became when a group a local artists painted a wall in 1991 and today have became the vocal point for Alpha with murals being painted

Beta Hut and Railway Memorabilia

Opened on Monday 12 January 1885, Beta acted as a terminus for just five months. During Beta’s short life, Tom McLaughlin manned a boisterous pub and Cobb & Co received coach passengers from a tent. By June 1885 only the Railway Station and the navvies hut remained. Beta

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