Brass horns

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 sporting events. In 1927 the Gnowangerup District Brass Band even played at a fancy-dress football match. These brass instruments were donated by locals in the Gnowangerup district.

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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...


9 Alymore Street
Gnowangerup WA 6335

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