Moora Historical Society

From military to medical - Moora’s post-colonial history captured in a series of varied displays

The enthusiastic team of volunteers at Moora Districts Historical Society has built a vast repository of information and artefacts about the region’s local history at Moora Museum. One whole building is dedicated to military history, much of it based on Moora’s role as an army camp during WWII, when some 30,000 soldiers were stationed here over five to six years. Another area focuses on transport and the role the Midland Railway had in opening the region, while, still another is dedicated to medical history, with some rather alarming medical tools - be sure to check out the ‘birthing table’... There is still more to see with one room crammed with tools and engines, while others display children’s toys, a recreated school room, and a kitchen.


Clinch St
Moora WA 6510

Opening Hours
25 April to Nov on Sun 9am - 2pm; also open for groups by request
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170 year old doll

Meet Barbara. This pumpkin head doll is thought to be around 170 years old. Her body is stuffed with straw and her arms, legs and feet are made of wood. Pumpkin head dolls were much cheaper to produce...

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