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South West

The Hidden Secrets of WA’s Holiday Hotspot

 

There’s another layer to a lot of your favourite southern sights. Did you know that the Busselton Jetty once had a diving board? Bunbury a drive-in cinema? Or that, in 1982, Denmark was the host of an International Clown Convention? No joke.

 

There’s even a real message in a bottle to uncover, written by two young men in 1924 and hidden in the wall of a Margaret River home for over 90 years. You can read the full missive at the Margaret River Historical Society.

 

These stories are just the beginning.

South West collections

The history of the Wellstead family as farmers on the South Coast stretches back over 180 years. The family history is entwined within the vast collection amassed by descendent Max Wellstead, born in...

Experience the Magic

Apple growing has been a major industry in Balingup for over a hundred years, so an old apple packing shed is a fitting location for this small, well presented Heritage Display. The shed, in the...

A Special Little Place in the Forest...

Kangaroos languidly observe the surroundings in the picturesque Donnelly River Village while emus wander through the karris. Now a tranquil holiday destination, the village was established in the late...

A beautiful Wheatbelt gallery space and exhibition program.

The Katanning Art Gallery is one of the largest galleries in the Great Southern region. In particular, the gallery promotes Western Australian artists, with changing exhibitions through out the year...

An unusual story about ‘Kobeelya’, a Western Australian country boarding school for girls from 1922 to 1986, in the former Coach House.

Kobeelya and Kobeelya Penrhos school collections are in the Coach House at Kobeelya on the grounds of the Katanning Baptist Church and Conference Centre. The Kobeelya Church of England Girls’ School...

The first museum in Darkan highlights the significant role of women in the development of agricultural communities.

Be captivated by the stories of women like Betty Brown, who made a considerable contribution to farming in the Shire of West Arthur. Betty’s family moved to the region in 1867 to establish a farm...

The contemporary-designed Collie Art Gallery is a shining example of a community never giving up on its dream. For forty years, the community pursued the idea of having a new gallery, and finally, in...

A secret society

In many towns the list of historic buildings includes the local Masonic Lodge. The Freemasons were exclusively male, non-Catholic and often with significant influence on the ‘goings-on’ in the town...

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Albany Historical Society

37 Duke Street, Albany, WA 6330

Albany History Collection Albany Public Library

221 York Street, Albany, WA 6330

Albany's Historic Whaling Station

81 Whaling Station Road, Torndirrup, WA 6330

Augusta Historical Museum

101 Blackwood Avenue, Augusta, WA 6290

Balingup Heritage Display

32 Bridgetown Road, Balingup, WA 6253

Belleview Shell Collection

10291 Bussell Highway, Witchcliffe, WA 6286

Betty Brown Historical Centre

27 Burrowes Street, Darkan, WA 6392

Boyup Brook Museum

25 Cailes Street (previously Jayes Rd), Boyup Brook, WA 6244

Boyup Brook Visitor Centre

84 Abel Street, Cnr Abel and Bridge Streets, Boyup Brook, WA 6244

Bridgetown Police Station Museum

148 Hampton St, Bridgetown, WA 6255

Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre

1 Arthur Street, Bunbury, WA 6230

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery

64 Wittenoom Street, Bunbury, WA 6230

Busselton Cultural Precinct

Queen Street Cultural Precinct, Busselton, WA 6280

Busselton Jetty Museum

3L Queen Street, Busselton Foreshore, Busselton, WA 6280

Busselton Museum

Old Butter Factory Precinct, 76 Peel Terrace, Busselton, WA 6280

Busselton Public Libraries

7 Stanley Place, Busselton, WA 6280

City of Albany Art Collection

221 York Street, Albany, WA 6330

Coalfields Museum

161 Throssell Street, Collie, WA 6225

Collie Art Gallery

134 Throssell Street, Adjacent to the railway line near the AMPOL Service Station, Collie, WA 6225

Collie Visitor Centre

156 Throssell St, Collie, WA 6225

Cranbrook Library

140 Climie Street, Gilamii Centre, Cranbrook, WA 6321

Cranbrook Museum

Gathorne Street, Cranbrook, WA 6321

Dardanup Heritage Park

416 Moore Road, Dardanup, WA 6236

Denmark Historical Society

16 Mitchell Street, Denmark, WA 6333

Donnelly River Village Museum

The Old School, Cnr Andrew and Sears Road, Donnelly River, WA 6258

Donnybrook Museum

Emerald Street, Donnybrook, WA 6239

Dwellingup Trails and Visitor Centre

Marrinup Street, Dwellingup, WA 6213

Ellensbrook at Mokidup

Ellen Brook Road, Margaret River, WA 6285

Gnowangerup Heritage Group

9 Alymore Street, Gnowangerup, WA 6335

Greenbushes Discovery Centre

38 Blackwood Road, Greenbushes, WA 6254

Harvey Dickson Country Music Centre

286 Arthur Road, Boyup Brook, WA 6244

Holmes à Court Gallery at Vasse Felix

Vasse Felix, Cnr Tom Cullity Drive & Caves Road, Cowaramup, WA 6284

Jarrahdale Heritage Society

Old Post Office, 631 Jarrahdale Rd, Jarrahdale, WA 6124

Katanning Art Gallery

16 Austral Terrace, Katanning, WA 6317

Katanning Historical Society Museum

Corner of Arbour Street and Taylor Street, Katanning, WA 6317

Katanning Public Library

16 Austral Terrace, Katanning, WA 6317

King Cottage Museum Bunbury

77 Forrest Avenue, Bunbury, WA 6230

Kobeelya School Museum

1 Brownie Street, Katanning, WA 6317

Kojonup Historical Society

17 Spring Street, Kojonup, WA 6395

Mandurah Historical Society

Corner of Third Av and Jack Ireland Park Rd, Mandurah, WA 6210

Mandurah Museum

3 Pinjarra Rd, Mandurah, WA 6210

Manjimup Historical Society

151 Giblett Street, Manjimup, WA 6258

Margaret River Historical Society

The Old Settlement, 69 Bussell Highway, Margaret River, WA 6285

Margaret River Library

16 Fearn Avenue, Margaret River, WA 6285

Mt Barker Police and Folk Museum

31748 Albany Highway, Mount Barker, WA 6324

Murray Districts Historical Society

Henry St, Pinjarra, WA 6208

Museum of the Great Southern

Residency Road, Albany, WA 6330

Nannup Historical Society

Cnr Brockman Street and Warren Road, Nannup, WA 6275

National Anzac Centre

67 Forts Road, Albany, WA 6331

Northcliffe Pioneer Museum

Wheatly Coast Road, Opposite the Post Office, Northcliffe, WA 6262

Northcliffe Visitors Centre

Muirillup Road, Northcliffe, WA 6262

Ongerup & Needilup District Museum

Elderidge Street, Ongerup, WA 6336

Pemberton Pioneer Museum

29 Brockman Street, Pemberton, WA 6260

Power Up Electricity Museum Manjimup Heritage Park

151 Giblett Street, Manjimup, WA 6258

Princess Royal Fortress

Forts Road, Mount Clarence, Albany, WA 6330

Recollections of War

South Coast Highway, Youngs Siding, WA 6330

Roelands Village

575 Seven Hills Road, Roelands, WA 6226

Ron Maidment Archives Shire of Capel

Forest Road, Capel, WA 6271

Shire of Plantagenet Art Collection

22-24 Lowood Road, Mount Barker, WA 6324

South West Rail and Heritage Centre Boyanup

Turner Street, Boyanup, WA 6237

Strawberry Hill at Barmup

174 Middleton Road, Albany, WA 6330

The Broomehill Museum

1 Journal Street, Broomehill, WA 6318

The Corner Shop Museum Inc.

58 Norrish Street, Old Station Master's House, Tambellup, WA 6320

The Kodja Place

143 Albany Hwy, Kojonup, WA 6395

Timber Museum Manjimup Heritage Park

151 Giblett Street, Manjimup, WA 6258

Waroona Museum

Cnr Millar Street and South West Highway, Waroona, WA 6215

Wellstead Museum

440 Wellstead Road, Bremer Bay, WA 6338

Wesley Wedding Gown Collection

12 Duke Street, Albany, WA 6330

Yongernow Australian Malleefowl Centre

Lot 260 Jaekel Street, Ongerup, WA 6336

South West collection highlights

Megapode
South West
Yongernow Australian Malleefowl Centre
Untitled Landscape
South West
Shire of Plantagenet Art Collection
Relic of an early woman entrepreneur
South West
Mandurah Museum
The wheels on the bus go...
South West
The Kodja Place
South West
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Bush Sunset
South West
Katanning Art Gallery
South West
Northcliffe Pioneer Museum
Keeping the light in rough seas
South West
Kojonup Historical Society
In a Bohemian Atmosphere
South West
Shire of Plantagenet Art Collection
South West
Denmark Historical Society
South West
Waroona Museum
South West
Recollections of War

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10 East Avenue, Peaceful Bay, WA 6333