Mingenew Historical Society

Farming history brought to life

Mingnew’s original government school, built in 1894, is today home to the extensive collection of the Mingenew Museum. Meander through the former classrooms to witness artefacts dating back to the 1850s. You’ll also find two machinery sheds housing heritage farming machinery. Be sure to set out on the new Mingenew Historical Walk trail, which takes you to historic buildings and sites and opens your eyes to the stories that once played out there.

Address:

Cnr Victoria Rd and King St
Mingenew WA 6522
Australia

Opening Hours
Open by calling 0428 726 056 or 9928 1102
Commanding officer’s custom-made boots

Western Australia’s General Commanding Officer of the Western Command Sir James Harrison strode the streets of London in these boots after having them made for himself in the 1950s. He’d just endured...

Footy fanatics

Mingenew residents’ love of all things sport stems from way back. Among the many sports on offer in Mingenew’s earliest days was football. This team represented Mingenew on the footy field in 1908.

Musical instrument of first European girl born in the Swan River Colony

This concertina was once played by the first European girl born in the Swan River Colony. Sophia Ellery, nee Dent, was born on the beach in Fremantle in 1829 after her mother went into labour. The...

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