Irwin Districts Historical Society
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 and present.

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  • Exploration of the Irwin Districts

    Within fifteen years of the establishment of the Swan River Colony in 1829, the settlers were experiencing the problems of isolation, a small population and severe drought. Although the British…

  • 1917 Casualties

    • John Lewis Broad
    • Norman Leslie Carter
    • Frederick William Collins
    • Herbert Melbourne Criddle
    • Herbert Leslie Hood
    • Robert Francis Fitzgerald
    • Alexander Johnstone
    • Charles Joseph Byro Nairn
    • Leslie Gordon Norley
    • Francis William Pascoe
    • Frederick James Pascoe
    • Claudius Claremont Pell
    • Walter Samuel Pettit
    • Charles Johnson Rowland
    • George Forrestor Rowland
    • Silas John Rowland
    • William Joseph Rowland
    • William Whelan (Wheelan)
  • 1918 Casualties

    • George Brown
    • George Oriel Cousins
    • Vaughan Edgar Foss
    • Hurtle Henry Fergusson
    • Robert Pell
    • Charles Purcell
    • John Eardley Walker
  • A Brief History of the Irwin Districts

    A short chronological history of the Irwin Districts since colonisation

  • 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”…

  • The Story of the Leander

    The 173 ton brigantine Leander was built in New Brunswick in 1849 of birch, pine and spruce and was fastened with iron bolts. Her owners were Smith and Company and…

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