The Society acknowledges the traditional owners of the Irwin Districts, their continuing connection to land, sea and community and pays its respects to elders and their cultures, past, present and emerging.
A crowd of about 75 guests and members celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Russ Cottage House Museum on Saturday January 23 2021. Shane Love MLA, Deputy Leader of the National Party cut the cake along with long term senior member Don Barrett.
We have waived membership fees for 2020/21
Membership application is now available.
The IDHS was founded in 1964 and is dedicated to preserving the history of the Irwin Districts of Western Australia through our research office and museums located at the Dongara Old Police Station and Russ Cottage.
The IDHS is a non profit organisation entirely staffed by volunteers.
The Irwin Districts Historical Society is an association of people voluntarily working together in a spirit of stewardship to advance the history, culture and natural heritage of the Irwin Shire as a vital force in the development of a sustainable present and future for the Shire and its people .
Our quarterly magazine The Sea Lion is also available for download below:
- Sea Lion Vol 1 No7 Autumn 2020
- Sea Lion Vol 1 No 6 Summer 2020
- Sea Lion Vol 1 No 5 Spring 2019
- Sea Lion Vol 1 No 4 Special Issue Denison Hall October 2019
- Sea Lion Vol 1 No 3 Autumn 2019
- Sea Lion Vol 1 No 2 Summer 2019
- Sea Lion Vol 1 No 1 Winter 2018
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