Square piano

Instrument

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 just as well as this piano faced quite a journey in coming across the seas. In 1845 it was brought to Augusta by the Herring family when Mr Herring became the first Postmaster of Augusta. Imagine the genteel social occasions around this handsome piano.They would certainly be occasions when the ladies could wear some of their finery, including the beaded evening bag and mother-of-pearl visiting card case, also on display.

Available at:

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...

Address:

101 Blackwood Avenue
Augusta WA 6290
Australia

Open Hours
7 days 1 - 4pm

More from the Augusta Historical Museum

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...

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...

While you're in the area

Filter
Cape Leeuwin
Attraction
Cape Leeuwin
Stand on the tip of Cape Leeuwin, the most southern westerly point of...
Leeuwin, WA 6290
Hamelin Bay Holiday Park
Accommodation
Hamelin Bay Holiday Park
Hamelin Bay is a stretch of breathtaking bay on the south west coast of...
Hamelin Bay Road West, Hamelin Bay, WA 6288
Jewel Cave
Attraction
Jewel Cave
Jewel Cave is the largest show cave in Western Australia and is recognised...
Caves Road, Deepdene, WA 6290
Water Wheel
Attraction
Water Wheel
Visit the antiquated Augusta Water Wheel to see how water was pumped to...
Leeuwin Road, Augusta, WA 6290