Museum of Geraldton

Harbourside museum showcasing rich shipwreck history

From its enviable position sprawled along the waters of the Batavia Coast Marina, the Museum of Geraldton paints a picture of the region’s colourful past - from its rich Indigenous heritage through to its emerging fishing and pastoral industries. The museum also showcases a rich assortment of artefacts from various Dutch shipwrecks, including the infamous Batavia, whose demise sparked one of the most gruesome tales in maritime history.

Address:

2 Museum Pl
Geraldton WA 6530
Australia

Opening Hours

7 days 9.30am - 3pm. Closed public holidays

Artwork captures one woman through time

Acclaimed artist Julie Dowling painted these ‘then’ and ‘now’ paintings to depict an Aboriginal woman called Ella. Ella had worked with Dowling’s grandmother in the Gascoyne bush in the 1950s and...

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Bush toys

Imagine if this was all your kids had to play with. Aboriginal children who grew up in shacks on the Geraldton Native Reserve made their own toys from any available material. The reserve was within...

Indigenous war time mementos

Wajarri man James (Jim) Joseph was born in Yalgoo in 1912 and worked on farms and stations across the red heart of the Murchison and Gascoyne regions. Come World War II he put up his hand for service...

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