Tag: Port Denison


  • Fishing along the Irwin Coast

    Its not unusual to see the retail shops in Perth proudly displaying the sign Dongara Crayfish. Crayfish or the Western Rock Lobster (Panulirus cygnus) range all along Western Australia‚Äôs west […]

  • Convict Tracks of the Victoria District – The Exhibition

    • Convict Transport Around The World
    • Transportation to Eastern and Western Australia
    • Colonising the Victoria District
    • Policing and the Dongara Occurrence Books
    • Irwin District Convict Mapping
    • The Ticket-of-Leave

  • 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 […]

  • A Port for the Irwin District

    Situated on Arurine Bay, a townsite was surveyed as “Denison” in 1866, but was generally referred to as “Port Irwin” up to the 1880’s. It was later called “Port Dongara” […]

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