IDHS RESEARCH

The IDHS maintains a database of People, Places, Events and Images of the Irwin District as well as number of family history publications.

Pell Bridge.
Pell Bridge, c1905.
Photographer: Percy M. Carter.

Please feel free to search our genaelogy list of Persons and Images, for family names associated with the Irwin District or visit the museum pages and read our history texts.

Visitors are welcome to visit the Research Centre, staff are available to personally assist with your inquiries on Mondays and Wednesdays between 9am and 12noon.

Mail and e-mail inquires are welcome. See contact details page to contact us.

The IDHS is a non profit organisation your donation will assist us to continue our work in preserving the history of the Irwin District. Thank you.

Some of the names associated with the Irwin District since 1850 are:

BARTLETTBONDBOYERBRADY BRAND CARTER
CLARKSONCOUSINSCRIDDLE DELMAGEDENTDOWNES
ELLERYFIELDFITZGERALDGLOSSOPGORDONGRANT
HEALY HENDYHUGHESJOHNSON JONES KELLY
KNOWLERLEE-STEEREMOORE OSBORN PASCOEPEARSE
PELLPETTITPHILLIPSPLESTERPORTEUSRHODES
ROWLANDNAIRNRUSSSLOPERWALDECKWASS
WATSONWILTONWINTLE
















LINKS to HISTORICAL SOCIETIES and MUSEUMS

Below are some links you may find useful in further historical research in Western Australia.

Royal Western Australian Historical Society Royal Western Australian Historical Society
The Royal Western Australian Historical Society (Inc) has had a pioneer role in the conservation and interpretation of the State's social history since European exploration and settlement. It continues to do so and also supports recognition and research of Aboriginal history and culture which both predates and parallels the period of European history. This site has some comprehensive links to other useful sites.
Geraldton Genealogy Society Geraldton Family History Society
The Geraldton Family History Society Incorporated was formed in 1978 and is a member of The Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations. This is a local society and may be able to help in any local research.
Western Australian Genealogy Society Western Australian Genealogy Society
WAGS aims to foster, promote & encourage the science and knowledge of genealogy in Western Australia.
Western Australia Museum Western Australian Museum
The Western Australian Museum was established in 1891 (as the 'Perth Museum') and its initial collections were geological, ethnological and biological specimens, these have now expanded to the botanical collection, the new Herbarium, earth sciences, zoology, anthropology, archaeology, maritime archaeological and social and cultural history collections.

Western Australian Society listing Western Australian Society listing
A fairly large listing of Western Australian Society's and genealogy groups. See here for more useful links.