Pemberton Pioneer Museum

Originally known as Big Brook, the town of Pemberton began as the site of a saw-mill built in 1912. This Museum tells the history of the timber industry in the local forests through its interesting displays of tools, photographs and documents. The Group Settler experience is brought to life in the whitewashed canvas Group Settler cottage. While you are here, stop and reflect on how difficult it would have been to have lived through winter in one of these humble shelters.


29 Brockman Street
Pemberton WA 6260

Opening Hours
7 days

Each red shape on this map of the South West carries a number which identifies each Group Settlement block. Migrants arriving to be part of the Group Settlement Scheme were allocated to a particular...

You might think that the introduction of chainsaws in 1952 would have radically changed the timber-felling industry. However, the early chainsaws did not necessarily make the job quicker, easier or...

The box proudly proclaims “Bunn’s Hops are grown on the famous Waterfall Hop Gardens of Pemberton”. These Hop Gardens are where Karri Valley Resort now stands. The hop farm was started here in the...

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