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.


The Membership Application/ Annual Renewal Form can be downloaded here.

59th Committee 2023 – 2024

Office Holders

  • Dr. Bruce Baskerville, Chair
  • Joy Heitman, Deputy Chair
  • Trish Parker, Secretary and Curator of the Collections
  • Shirley Scotter, Treasurer and Chief Research Officer

General Committee Members

  • Dr. Nancy Broad
  • Gail Spanier
  • Graham Grundy, Chief Information Officer
  • Julie Nunn, Keeper of the Museums
  • Elyce Tunbridge
  • Di Turnock

Our patron, Mr John Fitzhardinge is well known to the Irwin community being a former Irwin Shire President and Councillor, and through his chairmanship of the Geraldton Fisherman’s Cooperative. John is the Director of Dongara Marine, located in Port Denison and Geraldton.

Committee Meeting Dates 2023 – 2024

The Committee meets on the second Friday of each month at 3pm. Society members can attend committee meetings and participate in discussions, but cannot cast a vote. If a member wishes to raise a question, but cannot be present, questions can be submitted to the secretary via the Contact Page. Committee meetings are often followed by a members’ social meeting or sundowner, and an occasional presentation by a guest speaker.

  • Friday, 6 October
  • Friday, 10 November
  • Friday, 8 December
  • Summer recess, 24 December to 27 January
  • Commercial rock lobster season opens 15 January
  • Friday, 9 February
  • Friday, 8 March (Labour Day 4 March)
  • Friday, 12 April (Easter 29 – 31 March, Anzac Day 25 April)
  • Friday, 10 May
  • Friday, 14 June (WA Day 5 June)
  • Friday, 12 July
  • Friday, 9 August (wildflower season commences)
  • Friday, 13 September (King’s Birthday 25 September)
  • Friday, 11 October (wildflower season closes)
  • Friday, 8 November
  • Friday, 6 December

Obelisk and Fishermen’s Memorial (1869),

Leander Point, Port Denison

Port Denison Obelisk and Fisherman's Memoriaial


Member Login


PHP Code Snippets Powered By :