April 2021

MURRAY DISTRICTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Located at the Old Schoolmaster's House, Edenvale Heritage Precinct, Pinjarra. 

Our volunteers are there to greet you on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am – 3 pm, or by appointment.

 

The aim of the Historical Society is to research, collect, maintain and share stories of the Murray District that stretches from North Dandalup to Coolup, from West Murray to Dwellingup – and including the vibrant town of Pinjarra.  We have a well maintained local history library, interesting displays and a large collection of photographs, documents, and display books.

 

We also have a strong membership of enthusiastic people and are always looking for additional members to join us.

If you have a love of history, in particular of the Murray District, or if you have information to share, please visit us.  And if you like what you see, consider becoming a member of our group.  Our general meetings with a guest speaker are open to visitors.  Other events, including bus trips, are usually restricted to members. 

All visitors are welcome to browse our collections during our ‘open’ hours or by appointment.

 

OLD SCHOOLMASTER’S HOUSE

125 years ago the Old Schoolmaster’s House was built in 1896 to attract suitable, qualified teaching staff for the nearby school in Pinjarra.

 

The cottage was constructed of locally baked, red bricks. It has an iron roof and a jarrah timbered verandah. The four main rooms, it is thought, served as three bedrooms and a lounge room.

Extensions were added to the rear of the building during the 1930s when the House became the residence for the Secretary of the Murray Road’s Board. The school students and headmaster had moved from Edenvale to the site of the present Pinjarra Senior High School in 1921 – 100 years ago!

 

The Old Schoolmaster’s House was occupied by various community groups and caretakers until 2012 when it became the home of the Murray Districts Historical Society.

 

Do you have an interest in the history of Pinjarra and the Murray Districts?

If you would like to become one of our volunteers, please advise Jill on 0408 846 567 or by email alanjill37@hotmail.com

 

Follow our monthly articles in the Community Newspaper for more information about the history of Pinjarra and the heritage buildings of the Murray District.  And we always welcome any stories or photos you are willing to share with us.

 

And we welcome new members.

For information about the Murray Districts Historical Society, its membership and its activities, please contact

Anne Cubitt – Secretary  mdhspinjarra@outlook.com

 

For assistance with research or general questions about local history, contact Merv Beacham on 0417 986 838, or Val King on 0458 673 608

 

For more photos and stories of the rich history of the Murray, look at our Website murrayhistory.org.au/home or visit us at the Old Schoolmaster’s House within the Edenvale Heritage Precinct.

 

You can also Like us on Facebook here

 

We are grateful to all of our Sponsors, Supporters and our Volunteers

and we look forward to All Visitors during 2021.

 

Murray Districts Historical Society • Old Schoolmaster's House, Henry Street • Edenvale Precinct • Pinjarra Western Australia

Phone: 0408 846 567 or 0407 422 771