Yalgoo Court House Museum

More than a country courthouse collection

Yalgoo of the 1900s is captured in the old Court House Museum. Learn about the people of the region through the interesting array of objects and photographs. Including rarely seen ‘message sticks’ or doonda (shield), believed to be Yamaji in origin. There is a rare photograph of Billy Benja c.1920 at Meeka Station, displaying his doonda, boomerang and spear. The early settlers to the region came for the gold but stayed for the sheep, and this history is reflected in the items on display. Look out for interesting examples of saddlery, including a side-saddle and camel saddle. The site also includes the former police station and residence, and a collection of farming items and machinery. Look out for the huge bread dough trough: An original trough from Thomas Pidgeon’s bakery in Yalgoo.

Address:

37 Gibbons Street
Yalgoo WA 6635
Australia

Opening Hours
Contact the Shire of Yalgoo on the number provided.
A social occasion

A lady’s horse racing ticket from 1904. The races in this region are still a big fanfare, with people travelling vast distances to attend a race 'meet’. The races were a great opportunity for women to...

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A miniature iron-heating factory

A Little Dorrit’s Stove made by Metters, Perth, specifically for heating flat irons. They were used in rotation, and a complete set was numbered 1 to 7.

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