Augusta Historical Museum

Inside this comprehensive Museum you will find stories of tragedy, lucky escapes, success, hard work, bravery and resilience. In May 1830, the Brig “Emily Taylor” brought the Bussell, Molloy and Turner families here to carve out a life for themselves and future generations. Through its displays, the Museum tells the stories of these original settlers, as well as the maritime history, the timber industry, Group Settlement, and the much more recent history of community efforts to save whales which have beached themselves along the coast.


101 Blackwood Avenue
Augusta WA 6290

Opening Hours
7 days 1 - 4pm

A curious aspect of the local timber industry was the currency which was issued by the M. C. Davies Karri & Jarrah Company Ltd for use at the Karridale mill town store. The fact that the town had its...

Among the fascinating exhibits is a “Square Piano” which was built in Stuttgart, Germany in 1835 by Richard Lipp and Sons. The firm was known for building high quality, durable instruments, which was...

This small medal tells a big story which has become one of Western Australia’s great accounts of bravery. Sam Issacs, a Noongar stockman, was awarded this bronze medal by the Royal Humane Society in...

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