Author: IDHS-Admin

  • Foreshore Submission from IDHS

    Port Denison Foreshore Concept Masterplan, Revision G Introduction These comments refer to the strategies and illustrated plans provided in the Concept. Note: The original file is not available for download…

  • Dongara Bypass Submission from IDHS

    Ms Leanne Pitcher Community Relations Manager Dongara-Geraldton-Northampton Route Planning Main Roads WA Leanne.pitcher@mainroads.wa.gov.au  Dear Ms Pitcher Further to our phone conversation of 9 March, please find attached a submission concerning…

  • River Trails Submission from IDHS

    Comments on Irwin River Trails Schematic Masterplan, March 2021 Download the plan here Introduction These comments refer to the strategies and illustrated decal details provided in the Schematic Masterplan dated March 2021,…

  • Floral Emblem of Irwin Shire

    The floral emblem of the Shire is the Scarlet Featherflower (Vericordia grandis) and was adopted by the Irwin Shire Council in 1975. Scarlet Featherflower is not unique to the Shire,…

  • Mid West Convict Resources

    The IDHS is pleased to have contributed to the Mid West convict database containing the records of 2500 men who were sent to the Mid West region. The searchable database…

  • Convict Burials

    List of convicts known to be buried at the Dongara Cemetery or in the Irwin Districts. Thanks to our researcher Anne Jefferys.

  • Port Denison Hall (fmr. Bond Store, 1894)

    A historic chronology, including attempts to save the building from demolition by the Irwin Shire Council on October 10 2019

  • 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…

  • 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’s west…

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