Western Australia

Western Australia

Subiaco Museum

Very early suburban development in Perth, Western Australia with interesting variety of architecture in the area, colourful history, strong local community awareness.

Melville Municipal Museum

The local history museum collects, documents, preserves and promotes those records and artefacts relating to the cultural and natural heritage of the city of Melville.3,500 items (2000 photographs)

Russ Cottage

Russ Cottage is a typical Yeoman's residence built on the banks of the Irwin River by Titus Russ in 1868-70 from local limestone. The cottage consists of four rooms with verandahs all around, and is furnished in the style of the early farming families with gifts from local residents.

Kealley's Gemstone Museum

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).

Mingenew Historical Society

The museum is located inside the original Mingenew Government school, built in 1894. We are run solely by volunteers. We have two machinery sheds housing farming machinery and implements, some in working order. Located in a small rural community.

Serpentine Vintage Tractors and Machinery Museum

The museum is housed in a large modern brick building in the township of Serpentine, 55kms south of Perth. The museum's aim is to preserve our rural past for future generations. Some of our tractors are used for demonstrations at field days.

John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library

The JCPML has been established to honour the contribution to Australia of its wartime Prime Minister and international statesman, John Curtin, the Prime Minister whose inspirational leadership and political courage unified Australia during the grim years of World War II.

Broome Historical Society Museum

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.

Whiteman Collection

Whiteman Park is a large conservation and leisure reserve, and also the home of the Whiteman Collection.

Motor Museum of Western Australia

Displays include period settings, repair workshops, posters and other memorabilia with over 120 painstakingly restored cars, bikes, unusual and performance vehicles.

Ben Prior's Park

The museum is an eclectic array of mining and agricultural equipment, horse and camel-drawn vehicles and miscellany such as a water tank and old business signs. The collection is arranged in an open-air park which features large gum and Chinese pepper trees and has a picnic bench and table.

Goldfields Exhibition

The exhibition is an extensive display of objects and images relating to the history of Coolgardie, particularly the gold mining boom of the 1890s.

Coolgardie Railway Station Museum

The museum displays a steam engine dating from 1950, carriages from 1899 and 1915, carts and other transport related objects in the town's original train station.

Azelia Ley Homestead Museum

The museum is situated within Manning Park, a significant public garden area south of Perth. The homestead was built in 1905 and was the residence of Azelia Lay until her death in 1954.

Cockman House

Cockman House is the oldest surviving residence in the Wanneroo district, having been built by James Cockman in 1860. Having arrived in the Swan River Colony during its first year of European settlement, he settled with his wife Mary-Ann, and their seven children in Wanneroo in the early 1850s.

Subjects: Local History