June 2019




Located at the Old Schoolmaster's House, Edenvale Heritage Precinct, Pinjarra. 
Opening hours from 11am to 3pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.




Stories and Structures : New Connections Art Exhibition – held during April:

The Murray Districts Historical Society thanks everyone who was involved with this noteworthy exhibition. It was extremely fortunate to be able to showcase to the people of our community. The exhibition was opened by MDHS President Penny Hoffman and Shire President David Bolt with 40 invited guests. The exhibition was a great success and was viewed by approximately 420 visitors.


A New Photographic Display – has been launched at the Old Schoolmaster’s House.

Visit us to view photos and stories of

  • the former timber towns of the Dwellingup / Dandalup regions: Holyoake, Banksiadale, Marrinup and Whittaker’s Mill. 
  • the history and evolution of the Exchange Hotel
  • the history and restoration of the St John’s Church
  • the history and re-use of the Pinjarra Courthouse

and many other photos and documents of the rich history of the Murray District.


Opening of the Restored St John’s Church

St John’s Church was officially re-opened to the community on Thursday 30 May.  Congratulations to the Shire of Murray and all those community groups and founding family members who donated so generously to the St John’s restoration.  De-consecration followed the Diocese of Bunbury’s decision to gift the church to the Shire to ensure it continued to be used by the community.  The Church will be open to the public during the Pinjarra Festival weekend.  Note the beautiful stained glass windows and original furnishings – then for further details of the early years of the church and some of its notable rectors, visit the Historical Society at the Old Schoolmaster’s House, through the lovely heritage rose gardens.



for All interested persons and All Members

A most interesting programme of events includes:



Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June – Daily 10am – 5pm

Visit the Old Schoolmaster’s House at the PINJARRA FESTIVAL @ Edenvale Precinct


An interesting year of events has been planned for 2019 – copies of our 2019 Calendar of Events are available at the Old Schoolmaster’s House.


If you would like to come along to any of these events

please Contact:

Dawn on 0438 979 200 or led.zep@live.com.au    

Penny on 0407 422 771 or penny.mail@iinet.net.au


In the meantime, look at our Website murrayhistory.org.au/home for more information.


You can also Like us on Facebook here


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

We are always looking for more volunteers to assist with the opening hours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm and with our various projects.


If you would like to become one of our volunteers, please advise

Jill on 0408 846 567 or by email alanjill37@hotmail.com


For information about the Murray Districts Historical Society, its membership and its activities, please visit us at Edenvale during opening hours or contact Dawn Hodgkinson, Secretary by email led.zep@live.com.au

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