Irwin Exploration

A brief history of European exploration of the Irwin Districts


  • 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,…

  • 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…

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5 Waldeck Street (PO Box 347) Dongara WA 6525 08 9927 1323 idhs@midwest.com.au
MUSEUMS
Open to the public 10am - 12pm Monday to Saturday, or by appointment
Entrance by Donation

Irwin Districts Museum
5 Waldeck Street Dongara (next to Public Library)
Russ Cottage House Museum
1 St Dominics Road Dongara (next to Denison bridge)
The Packout Room
3 Macintyre Cove Port Denison Waterfront (Fishermen's Co-op building)
RESEARCH CENTRE
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5 Waldeck Street Dongara 10am - 12pm Monday to Wednesday, or by appointment. Contact us for current fees and charges
UNIVERSAL ACCESS
is currently limited. Please contact us if you are planning a visit to any of our museums or research centre so we can provide any particular assistance that would enhance your experience. We have one universally accessible toilet, available for museum visitors, at Russ Cottage.
CAR PARKING
is available off-street at Russ Cottage and The Packout Room, and on-street at the Irwin Districts Museum (Waldeck Street).

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