Morawa District Historical Society Museum

World-renowned windmills

Like many Mid West townships, Morawa’s history is a tale of agricultural development. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than the Morawa District Historical Society Museum. The museum is housed in the town’s old gaol and courthouse, with artefacts and stories revealing something of Morawa’s rollicking past - a time when lawlessness was rife and outsiders whispered tales of strange goings on in the district. Volunteers here have also collected a vast array of heritage farming equipment and historical records depicting life in the early days, with a particular emphasis on windmills. Their extensive windmill collection and research forms the content for The Windmill Journal - the society’s quarterly publication that is distributed worldwide.


Cnr Prater and Gill Sts
Morawa WA 6623

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm during the months of June to September. Other times by appointment.

Bargain ‘baby’ windmill

In the 1920s the State Implement and Engineering Works of WA launched a new windmill on the market. This, the six foot (1.8 metre) ‘Baby Windmill’, came accompanied by advertising material declaring...

Doll duo

Meet Darby and Joan. These celluloid dolls were made in the 1940s. Morawa woman Mrs Neagle crafted their clothes and donated them for a fundraising raffle. When the raffle was drawn, Theda White of...

Spaniard brings soft drink to the bush

Spaniard Alejandro (Andrew) Poncio Torrent arrived in Morawa in the mid 1950s, bringing a taste of Europe to the Mid West farming township. Andy, as he became known locally, set up a store, cafe...

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Like many mid west townships, Morawa’s history is a tale of agricultural...
corner Prater Street and Gill Street, Morawa, WA 6623