Jones Store

Tennant Creek Barkly Region Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

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Open Hours: 9am - 5pm everyday

Museum depicting life of the outback drover in one of the oldest structures in historic Newcastle Waters.


Built in the mid 1930s, Jones Store is an old building constructed of corrugated iron, bamboo and earth. It is one of the oldest surviving structures in the former stock route junction town.

During its operation, the Jones Store sold provisions to the drovers who moved cattle over the Murranji, Barkly and north-south stock routes, which intersected in Newcastle Waters.

As well as selling provisions, the store provided vital services including that of butcher, baker and saddler.

After restoration work was carried out, Jones Store became a museum with displays depicting both the life of the outback drover and life in the Newcastle Waters area.

Map & Directions

21 drovers drive, newcastle waters, Alice Springs NT


Take the Newcastle Waters Road turn off from the Stuart Highway.

Phone 08 89812848


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