Irwin History

A brief summary of the European history of the Irwin Districts


  • 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,…

  • 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

    A short chronological history of the Irwin Districts since colonisation

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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)
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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.
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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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