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The Australian Racing Museum is dedicated to the preservation, study and display of the nation's racing heritage. Established in 1974, under the patronage of HRH Queen Elizabeth II, the museum celebrates the past, present and future of racing. It is the only museum devoted to horse racing in Australia.The museum's collection illustrates the diverse history of racing through a collection of artwork, trophies, colours, photographs, memorabilia, riding gear, equipment and ephemera. The collection is continually growing with an active program of acquisitions, donations and loans.
The Tilly Aston Heritage Collection is owned by Vision Australia Foundation, an organisation that has operated as a service provider for blind and vision impaired people since 1895. The collection's namesake, Tilly Aston, co founded the Association for the Advancement of the Blind (now Vision Australia Foundation), at the age of 21 and successfully obtained voting rights, transport concessions and a pension for blind people in addition to free postage for Braille material. Many of these achievements were at the forefront of worldwide change. The heritage collection represents this amazing...
Local shire history from the period of the shire's establishment. Previous to that the general pastoral history of the area is collected including a comprehensive base history. The emphasis is agricultural and social and includes the four other small towns which existed in the area. We are starting to set up a virtual identity by making our library available over the internetStrengths are local community archives and objects collected locally. A new focus is on Australian Windmills and about 30 have been collected, with 9 so far put on display and a substantial archive commenced.
Fremantle Prison is one of Western Australia's premier cultural heritage sites situated on 6 hectares. It was built by convict labour in the 1850s and decommissioned as an operating gaol in 1991. It was the last convict prison built in Australia and remains the most intact. It features the longest and tallest cell range constructed by the British Royal Engineers in this country.
Fremantle Prison has special architectural significance in addition to its monumental limestone buildings. Within the walls are the wells and reservoir that provided water for Fremantle. The early jarrah roofs...
Maritime museum focussing on display of shipwreck material. Housed in a registered historic building - the former convict built government commissariat (built in 1851, with later additions). A major 'icon' is the reconstructed hull of the Dutch East India 'Batavia' (1629) and associated objects. The Batavia mutiny story is a major feature.Over 25,000 shipwreck relics. Artefacts associated with historic shipwreck sites in Western Australia dating from 17th to the 20th Century. Mainly archaeological material recovered in the course of underwater excavations. Includes structural elements of wood...
The City of Gosnells Museum - Wilkinson Homestead (formerly known as Orange Tree Farm) is a local history museum located in a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. The Wilkinson Homestead, built in 1912, is the main museum building and is State Heritage Listed. The Wilkinson Family established a citrus orchard which became one of the largest in Western Australia. The collection and displays reflect the life of earlier times, including domestic life and agriculture. Hands-on education programs are presented by the volunteers who support staff in the work of the Museum.
The neighbouring park is...
The museum houses showcases which tell the history of early pioneers of Mandurah. A lifesize model of a Megamouth Shark (the original is in the WA museum) found on local beach is also on display. A schoolroom of early days is shown through a display of the original school, incorporated in the museum building. The museum building was the local police station and courthouse and includes original holding cells.<br>
From 11-15 May 2003, the museum will host the Scitech Roadshow - more than 15 hands-on science exhibits, exciting live science shows and a planetarium with programs designed for school...
Housed in an old building that has been extended. We have a small Museum which embraces a costume collection of c 2,000 pieces, an art collection of c 200 pieces, a huge photograph collection and a library. All of these are focused on Western Australian history and are run and maintained by volunteers of various trained expertise.Historic costumes and all related account remain including sewing machines, irons act. Photographs. Paintings and drawings.
The Kojonup Historical Society have been given the responsibility of two major historical buildings in Kojonup. The military barracks, built by the 51st regiment in 1845 as a military outpost, is now a museum featuring the building's past as the outpost, a school and a private residence. Elverd Cottage is a restored Pensioner Guard Cottage. One of a very few still featuring many of its original structures.The Kojonup Historical society also have a large collection of early photos, research material and over 1,000 objects ranging from household to farm machinery. A military room in the...
Russ Cottage is a typical Yeoman's residence built on the banks of the Irwin River by Titus Russ in 1868-70 from local limestone. The cottage consists of four rooms with verandahs all around, and is furnished in the style of the early farming families with gifts from local residents. The sitting room features a portable organ which arrived in the Swan Colony with the Dent family on the "Marquis of Anglesea" on the 23/8/1829, and an octagonal table once owned by the Russ family is the centrepiece. Framed photographs of pioneer family members adorn the walls.

The kitchen features a pine dresser...
The JCPML has been established to honour the contribution to Australia of its wartime Prime Minister and international statesman, John Curtin, the Prime Minister whose inspirational leadership and political courage unified Australia during the grim years of World War II.

Situated on the grounds of Curtin University of Technology in Perth, the library is a purpose built archival and educational facility providing secure and environmentally stable storage for the preservation of unique material and appropriately designed facilities for researchers.

The JCPML's major exhibition 'John Curtin's...
The Museum is housed in the Old Police Station, Prison and Courthouse complex. The building was erected in 1870, with extensions being completed in 1873. The original building comprised a court room, police station, cell block and living quarters, and was built from locally-quarried limestone; the walls are some 450mm thick, constructed in the coarse random rubble style. The roof, which was originally wooden shingle, has been replaced by corrugated iron. A sample of the original shingles is displayed in the exhibition.

The Irwin District Historical Society have another museum located at Russ...
The museum is situated within Manning Park, a significant public garden area south of Perth. The homestead was built in 1905 and was the residence of Azelia Lay until her death in 1954. The museum represents the cultural and historical heritage of the City of Cockburn, comprising 76,000 residents and focuses on a family experience in conjunction with the open park area. A heritage trail leads from the museum to three lookout points commanding magnificent views of Cockburn and the Indian Ocean.The museum has a large photographic collection. The collection is specific to the City of Cockburn.
The J S Battye of West Australian History is part of the State Library of Western Australia. The Battye Library, as it is more commonly known, has prime responsibility for collecting and preserving published and original materials of relevance to Western Australia. It holds the most comprehensive collection of Western Australian documentary heritage materials in the world.The collections of the Battye Library include Private Archives which holds original papers documenting the concerns and activities of Western Australia's private sector; the Pictorial collection containing approximately...
The primary purpose of the Brookton Old Police Station Museum is to provide a place to preserve and care for the District's history while enabling the local community and visitors to the district to learn of/from the past. The Brookton and District Historical Society manages the Museum and Archives.The collection focuses on items of local significance. There are approximately 1000 museum objects and up to 2000 archival records and photographs. The strength of the collection is the extensive local archival records of places, people and events, much of it supported by photographs. The...
The important thing is the display of medical history, from the 19th Century right up to the UN Peacekeeping force in East Timor. The display consists of photographs, documents, weapons, uniforms, medals, flags etc. displayed in the indoor sections of the Museum, while some very large items are displayed in the outdoor sections, including all anti-aircraft guns, field guns, a tank, a ship's radar antenna, an old Navel anchor and a battered aircraft propeller with a dramatic history of air-sea rescue. The location of the War Museum is special, as it is situated against a natural backdrop of...
The Strehlow Research Centre was built by the Northern Territory Government to safely house the Strehlow Collection which is used as a cultural resource by aboriginal people, academic researchers and interested members of the general public when appropriate and, if necessary, sanctioned by aboriginal elders.The Strehlow Research Centre, established in 1991 under the Strehlow Research Centre Act, serves as a keeping place for cultural material relating to the aboriginal people of central Australia. The collection was accumulated between 1932 and 1978 and reflects both a sacred and open range...

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