Geraldton Historical Society

Lighthouse keeper's cottage

Geraldton Historical Society houses its collection in the delightful Bluff Point Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage - a whitewashed building which served as the home of the Geraldton lighthouse keeper and his family from 1876 to 1943. The cottage features a tower which was home to one of two lights - the other once stood on the beach nearby. You can see the original fresnel prism lens as well as an extensive collection of historic photos and artefacts which paint a picture of pioneering life in the district. Geraldton Historical Society also houses archival material, a members’ lending library and research and reference materials.


Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage
355 Chapman Rd
Geraldton WA 6530

Opening Hours

Thurs & Fri and other times by calling 08 9921 3790 or 9924 3217

One wealthy woman’s unladylike ways

This velvety green smoking jacket once belonged to one of the district’s wealthiest women - Jane Grant. Grant lived on Moonyoonooka Station in the early 1900s and was not one to suffer fools. While...

Material works of art

Women once used lacemakers such as this one to fashion wonderfully intricate lace as fashion extras or doilies. With infinite patience and steady hands they’d transform yard or thread into material...

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Sharing the language and culture of Australia’s first people

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Carnarvon's role in the race to land humans on the moon

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A private collection of motorbikes in a loungeroom

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Farming history brought to life

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