Numismatics, Coins and Currency

Two storey building of stone, constructed in 1870 by the Peninsular and Oriental Steamship Navigation Company as a Cooperative Society Store for their goods, employees and families. From circa 1885 the building had a variety of uses - as a printery, soft drink factory, lodging house, apartments, and railway employees barracks (1973-1991). Extra rooms and a verandah were added circa 1935. It is currently leased to Albany Historical Society and used as a storage museum for the artefacts, visual art and photography not on display. Accessioning, conservation of artefacts, administration and...
Maritime museum focussing on display of shipwreck material. Housed in a registered historic building - the former convict built government commissariat (built in 1851, with later additions). A major 'icon' is the reconstructed hull of the Dutch East India 'Batavia' (1629) and associated objects. The Batavia mutiny story is a major feature.Over 25,000 shipwreck relics. Artefacts associated with historic shipwreck sites in Western Australia dating from 17th to the 20th Century. Mainly archaeological material recovered in the course of underwater excavations. Includes structural elements of wood...
To me, the collections I have are all important, there is something most visitors are interested in, for example; utensils from yesteryear, information cards (with clearly typed details), most gemstones, stamps and shells (under glass). I have also written a small book on WA stones and where I got themThe private collection has been put together over many years. The hours that have been spent cutting, polishing and displaying the gemstones are too numerous to mention except to say it's a labour of love.
We speak through Photographs, subject albums and visual displays to provide visitors with an understanding of Broome from its rough and ready early days to its emergence as a World Centre for cultured pearling.
Broome was the first truly multi-cultural district in Australia Aboriginal, Japanese, Chinese and Europeans have all contributed to Broome’s very diverse cultural history and the Museum, in its exhibits and its albums reflects this richness..

Visiting the Museum you will learn about: Pearling and Luggers; Exploitation and Exploration; Adventures, Hardships and...
WA’s largest regional museum, the new Western Australian Museum Geraldton showcases the Mid West region with original displays that intrigue, inform and inspire.
Located on the waterfront on the magnificent Batavia Coast Marina, the building itself symbolises the meeting of the land and the sea, a theme that is present throughout the Museum.
Three permanent galleries are housed within the Museum - the Mid West Gallery, Shipwreck Gallery and Aboriginal Gallery as well as a travelling exhibition hall and theatrette screening re-enactments of the famous Batavia mutiny.
Stepping...
The Museum is housed in the Old Police Station, Prison and Courthouse complex. The building was erected in 1870, with extensions being completed in 1873. The original building comprised a court room, police station, cell block and living quarters, and was built from locally-quarried limestone; the walls are some 450mm thick, constructed in the coarse random rubble style. The roof, which was originally wooden shingle, has been replaced by corrugated iron. A sample of the original shingles is displayed in the exhibition.

The Irwin District Historical Society have another museum...
The building is the first permanent Courthouse in the Eastern Goldfields. It is part of the block of government buildings which is comprised of the Courthouse, Mining Registrar Offices and residences, Post Office and Residences. Construction commenced in 1892. The foundations are of local stone cemented together with mud. The walls are of locally made mud bricks.

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