Kojonup Historical Society

Kojonup Historical Society

The Kojonup Historical Society have been given the responsibility of two major historical buildings in Kojonup. The military barracks, built by the 51st regiment in 1845 as a military outpost, is now a museum featuring the building's past as the outpost, a school and a private residence. Elverd Cottage is a restored Pensioner Guard Cottage. One of a very few still featuring many of its original structures.

Address: 
Spring Street, Kojonup, WA
Tel: 
0898323092
Hours: 
Sunday 2pm - 4pm or on request
Admission: 
Donation
Facilities: 
Brochures available, Curator/guide, Limited wheelchair access.
Collection: 
The Kojonup Historical society also have a large collection of early photos, research material and over 1,000 objects ranging from household to farm machinery. A military room in the barracks includes items from Indian Campaign 1840's - Vietnam.
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Items

Ship's candlestick

Ship's candlestick

Description:
This brass ship's candlestick is designed to remain upright regardless of the ship's movement. It is gyro mounted with a large lead weight at the base. It was brought out on the ship "Jana" by Corporal Richard Norrish (96th Reg), who later settled in Kojonup.
Date:
Jan 1843
Item Id Number:
1966.26

Kojonup, Western Australia

Medicine chest

Medicine chest

Description:
Wooden 19th century Medicine chest containing a variety of glass bottles with glass stoppers. First used in Outback of Queensland but then brought to Kojonup by second generation. Made up in Sydney.
Date:
1870
Item Id Number:
1966.4

Kojonup, Western Australia, Queensland

Harness Display

Harness Display

Description:
This display is in a separate building and can be seen by arrangement with Tourist Centre. Very comprehensive display of horse gear - for work and play.
Date:
1900-1950

Kojonup, Western Australia

Pensioner Guard House

Elverd Cottage

Description:
Elverd Cottage is one of a very rare Pensioner Guard cottages. Restored but authentic example of the set style dictated for Pensioner Guards. Close by large machinery display. Arrange with secretary.

Kojonup, Western Australia

Medal

Medal (Cabul, India)

Creator:
British Army
Description:
The medal was presented by John Robinson for service at Cabul in India before he came to Western Australia in the Enrolled Pensioner Force. Robinson was corporal in charge at Kojonup in 1854.
Date:
1842
Item Id Number:
M13

Cabul, India, Kojonup, Western Australia