Gnowangerup Heritage Group

Visit three sites to take in this local collection.

Visit a place where graffiti from prisoners still exists on the old jail cell walls or take in the history of farming. The Gnowangerup Heritage Group collection is held over three sites, the old Police Station and Gaol, The Pam Pavilion (machinery shed) and the old Rest Room. The old Rest Room was used by weary travellers.


9 Alymore Street
Gnowangerup WA 6335

Opening Hours
Open by appointment. Contact the number provided.
Booming business

Regional communities thrived with the introduction of the motorcar. Businesses like G S Hendry & Co supplied GM Motors vehicles to the town and district. The business received a plaque of appreciation...

Gnowangerup Agriculture School

The Honour Roll highlights the high achievers from the Gnowangerup Agricultural School. The collection has items from the school, which operated between 1966 and 2005. Children deemed in need of...

Strike up the band!

The Gnowangerup District Band formed in 1925. Bands were an important part of social life in the early 1900s. Brass bands brought music out into the streets and were used in street parades and at...

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A secret society

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Where art and heritage meet

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A wealth of local history resources

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