Photograph of Mr and Mrs O'Shaughnessy

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Family legacy

Mae Yolanda O’Shaughnessy (nee Holyoake) and Eugene O’Shaughnessy were married in Pingelly and honeymooned in Busselton, before settling in Dowerin in 1915, in the house now occupied by the Museum. They had five children, Sheilagh, Tom, Patrick, Jim and Carmel. It is hard to believe that they raised five children in such a small house, without indoor plumbing. Patrick continued in saddlery even into his retirement. After his death, the machines from the saddlery were donated to the Museum.

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Dowerin District Museum

A charming museum in an old house built by a saddler.

This charming museum is built upon the legacy of one family: the O’Shaughnessy’s. It is housed in the original home built in 1915, for Eugene O’Shaughnessy the local boot maker and saddler. The...

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16 Cottrell Street
Dowerin WA 6461
Australia

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Mon - Fri

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