Augusta Historical Museum

Inside this comprehensive Museum you will find stories of tragedy, lucky escapes, success, hard work, bravery and resilience. In May 1830, the Brig “Emily Taylor” brought the Bussell, Molloy and Turner families here to carve out a life for themselves and future generations. Through its displays, the Museum tells the stories of these original settlers, as well as the maritime history, the timber industry, Group Settlement, and the much more recent history of community efforts to save whales which have beached themselves along the coast.


101 Blackwood Avenue
Augusta WA 6290

Opening Hours
7 days 1 - 4pm

A curious aspect of the local timber industry was the currency which was issued by the M. C. Davies Karri & Jarrah Company Ltd for use at the Karridale mill town store. The fact that the town had its...

This small medal tells a big story which has become one of Western Australia’s great accounts of bravery. Sam Issacs, a Noongar stockman, was awarded this bronze medal by the Royal Humane Society in...

Among the fascinating exhibits is a “Square Piano” which was built in Stuttgart, Germany in 1835 by Richard Lipp and Sons. The firm was known for building high quality, durable instruments, which was...

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Murals abound along the main street of Capel, an expression of local pride in the town. When you see the possum peering at you, you will have found the Iluka Capel Public Library, which houses the Ron...

Visit the only complete whaling station tourism attraction in the world!

Looking out from the well-worn flensing deck, the view of King George Sound and its islands is breathtaking. The quiet tranquillity is in sharp contrast to the noisy, steamy, and very odorous scene...

Understanding our history to plan our future

The humble shed which houses this Museum masks the treasures to be found within. Donnybrook has a rich history as a primary producer, including dairy, beef and apples, gold and stone. Along with items...

Visiting the cluster of small buildings which make up the local historical museum really is like stepping back in time to the 1920s. Not only is there an old schoolhouse set up ready for a class of...

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