Moora Historical Society

From military to medical - Moora’s post-colonial history captured in a series of varied displays

The enthusiastic team of volunteers at Moora Districts Historical Society has built a vast repository of information and artefacts about the region’s local history at Moora Museum. One whole building is dedicated to military history, much of it based on Moora’s role as an army camp during WWII, when some 30,000 soldiers were stationed here over five to six years. Another area focuses on transport and the role the Midland Railway had in opening the region, while, still another is dedicated to medical history, with some rather alarming medical tools - be sure to check out the ‘birthing table’... There is still more to see with one room crammed with tools and engines, while others display children’s toys, a recreated school room, and a kitchen.


Clinch St
Moora WA 6510

Opening Hours
25 April to Nov on Sun 9am - 2pm; also open for groups by request
170 year old doll

Meet Barbara. This pumpkin head doll is thought to be around 170 years old. Her body is stuffed with straw and her arms, legs and feet are made of wood. Pumpkin head dolls were much cheaper to produce...

Get out your microscope for the world’s smallest dictionary

You’ll need more than glasses for this miniature dictionary. It takes a microscope to decipher the tiny print inside. Less than two centimetres long, Bryce’s English Dictionary was marketed as the...

Birds' egg collection

From the 1930s to the 1960s Moora man Montrose, or Monty, Purser would travel the countryside around Moora for his job as a birdsman and vermin inspector and controller. He relished the chance to soak...

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Vibrant community art space

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A private collection of motorbikes in a loungeroom

One man's love of motorcycles led to an obsession. Ian Boyd started the collection because of his love for Vincent motorcycles, and constructed a new house and purpose built loungeroom to accommodate...

Monsignor Hawes - discover the man behind the work

This modern and beautifully interpreted display showcases the life and architecture of priest and prolific architect Monsignor John Hawes, who arrived in the Mid West in 1915. Excerpts from Hawes’...

Tiny museum provides glimpse into pastoral and mining past

This tiny museum is housed in the old Upper Gascoyne Road Board building, constructed in 1912. It features a collection which provides a glimpse into the region’s colourful pastoral, mining and...

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