Yalgoo Court House Museum
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.