Irwin History

A brief summary of the European history of the Irwin Districts


  • Black Swan-Gold Sun-Red Flag

    You may sometimes see, flying from the Museum flagpole, a bright red flag with a black swan on a golden sun, and wonder “what is that flag?” The Westralian Red […]

  • LOST TRADES & SKILLS of THE IRWIN DISTRICTS

    or what on earth was that used for? We often hear that life is changing faster now than at any time in history. This display attempts to identify the loss […]

  • Policing the Irwin

    Police in the Irwin were initially used to deal with the conflicts that arose between the indigenous people and the European settlers. In late 1854, Magistrate William Burges made the […]

  • A Brief History of the Irwin Districts

    Situated on Arurine Bay next to the Irwin River are the historic twin towns of Dongara and Port Denison, the coastal settlements of the Shire of Irwin.In 1839, an expedition […]

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