Photo of Burgess's daughters

The Postmaster's daughters

These golden-haired girls once lived in the Postmaster’s residence which now forms part of the Jarrahdale Heritage Society Museum. Brenda and Elsie Burgess were aged 3 and 5 when this photo was taken some time between 1908 and 1912, when their father Charles Burgess served as postmaster. The Burgess family had four children here, including a son who, tragically, died at 10 months of age.

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Jarrahdale Heritage Society

Communications hub for milling township

Jarrahdale Heritage Society is housed within the post and telegraph office that served Jarrahdale from 1896 to 1972. The museum provides a peek into life here in the early days, taking visitors back...


Old Post Office
631 Jarrahdale Rd
Jarrahdale WA 6124

Open Hours
March to December Sat 10am - 2pm; Sun and public holidays 10am - 4pm

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