The Newdegate Historical Society

Step back in time in the country to do some shopping in the 1950's.

Celebrating the heyday of the Hainsworth shop, café, and shop owner's quarters, you will feel as if you have walked straight into the 1950's. The Newdegate Historical Society has lovingly restored the Hainsworth Building to its former glory. The shop is set up to feel as if you could order something straight over the counter and pay in shillings and pounds (if you can remember what those are!).


Cnr Mitchell Street and Collier Street
Newdegate WA 6355

Opening Hours

Thurs 11am - 4:30pm. Open other days by appointment or contact the Community Resource Centre on (08) 9871 1791.

Friday was town day.

Local farmers and their families came to town on Fridays to do their banking and shopping. It was also the day that children might get a lolly...

Newdegate Grand Café

On ‘town day’, locals left their orders at the shop and visited the café until their orders were ready to be collected. Many people lived out of town, so the café became an important local meeting...

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Commemorating the armed services

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PUBLIC Silo Trail: Newdegate
PUBLIC Silo Trail: Newdegate
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Maley Street, Newdegate, WA 6355