The Broomehill Museum

Learn about the mallet bark industry and discover a locally made rotary lawnmower.

The Broomehill Museum is a nice stop off on the start of the Holland Track. The museum is in a building which was an Agricultural Hall, housed the Mechanics Institute, the Road Board and a Presbyterian Church. The collection contains items which are unique to Broomehill’s history, including items from a local inventor.

Address:

1 Journal Street
Broomehill WA 6318
Australia

Opening Hours
Open by appointment, and for long weekends and special events.
Mallet bark stripper

Mallet (Eucalyptus astringens) grows extensively throughout the South West region. The bark is high in tannins and was used in the tanning process, to treat animal skins and produce leather. There was...

A library in a box

Imagine living in a place so remote that you had to have your library sent by rail or road. From the 1940s, through the Hadley School, Travelling Library books were sent in army boxes to schools in...

Locally invented rotary lawn mower

In 1929 Eric Fletcher, then 17 years old, made this rotary mower. A bicycle chain drives the mechanism. It was used for 21 years at the family homestead. Eric restored the mower in 1987.

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