February 2021










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.


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.



First General Meeting for 2021, Tuesday 23rd February at 7 - 9pm

The Murray Districts Historical Society will hold its first General Meeting for 2020

@ The Lesser Hall Pinjarra Road, Pinjarra

Guest Speaker:

Shellie Cummings

Topic: In the Footsteps of Adam Armstrong- Pioneer of Ravenswood and Dalkeith

Supper will be served at the conclusion of the meeting.

  • Cost:   Members, $2             Non-members, $5 

For further information, please contact our Secretary, Anne Cubitt on 0422 516 283

or President, Brenda Beacham on 0439 911 461


Historic Church at Creaton Northamptonshire ENG, UK

Very Interesting … 

Recently out of the blue, contact was received from a lady in Solihull England enquiring about the Cornish Family that was involved with the building of St. John’s Church in Pinjarra.


We have swapped photos of the Creaton Church and the Headstone of John and Ann Cornish reputed to be Anthony Cornish’s Father and Mother. If so, then the Biographical index of early settlers may have got it wrong. Jury is still out. Further contact with the WA Cornish should settle the discussion one way or the other. I have passed on what I know about the Cornish settlers and hope to contact interested parties to firm up the information.

Submitted by Merv Beacham using the wonders of Internet as a research tool.


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


Murray Districts Historical Society wishes you all

a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year

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