Mandurah Historical Society

A slice of history preserved amid modern canal-front homes

Tucked away, aside luxurious and imposing canal-front homes, is the wonderfully quaint historic Halls Cottage. The stone and thatched-roof building was once the abode of one of Mandurah’s first settlers - Henry Hall. Hall was assigned 16,594 acres in the Murray district and, in 1832, applied for the land on which Halls Cottage still stands today. Today the cottage houses the Mandurah Historical Society collection of artefacts, which provides a glimpse into the everyday life of the region’s earliest European settlers.


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

Opening Hours
Mon, Wed & Fri 9.30am - 3pm; Sat 9.30am - 1pm
A taste of the exotic

This gorgeous spice set once held a selection of spices from the farthest corners of the globe. While little is known of its history, it was likely among the possessions of an early Mandurah family...

English stoneware from the 1700s

This canister was likely produced by stoneware manufacturer Wedgewood, who began producing such items in England in 1744. Wedgewood pieces are known for their colours, which were produced by staining...

From famine-ravaged Ireland into the unknown - young women aboard the Irish bride ships.

In 1852 a young and destitute Irish woman, Catherine Stunden, set sail from Ireland to Australia to embark on a daring adventure that would change the course of her life. Stunden was among 30 women...

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