May 2017




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




Suggested Diary Notes – for All interested persons and All Members


James Street, Pinjarra – the early years

(In celebration of Australian Heritage Month April 18 to May 21, 2017)

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 @ Murray Shire Library - Penny Hoffman and Vince Taylor (Murray Districts Historical Society) share their knowledge of James Street, circa 1890 to mid 1900s.

Flanked by fledgling businesses and a growing number of homes, there was no shortage of colourful characters along, what was at the time, a major thoroughfare into Pinjarra, all contributing to the rich history of our town.


Browse the James Street exhibition on display at Murray Library from April 27 to May 5, 2017.

(Courtesy of Murray Districts Historical Society)



The Historical Society, in cooperation with the Shire and the Friends of Edenvale, is working with Helena Cohen Robertson from ‘Know Your Nation’ to create a special display at the Edenvale Homestead.  The room housing the display will reference life in Pinjarra during the period that the McLarty farm was flourishing at Edenvale.

To do this we need your help!


We are looking for objects and individual or family photographic portraits that are from Pinjarra (Murray Districts) during the period (in particular) 1890 – 1940.  The objects can be anything from a utensil to an invitation or a diary and may be on loan or a donation, preferably with a story about the object and / or its owner.

Topics may include education, religion, commerce, agriculture, services (e.g. railway, police, fire, medical) or leisure activities   


Items will be displayed with captions in secure glass cabinets and photos (with stories) will be displayed on wall panels.


If you (or someone you know) have something to share, please contact Helena on 0468 558 288 or or Penny on 0407 422 771 or 


HERITAGE BUILDINGS OF PINJARRA  - a new photographic display


From early May you will be able to view a new photographic display at the Old Schoolmaster’s House.  Enjoy the history of Pinjarra through stories, photos and the evolution of its many historic buildings.  We look forward to seeing you there.


3 & 4 June 2017 - PINJARRA FESTIVAL @ Edenvale

As advised by the Shire of Murray, this is Murray’s largest community event!

The Pinjarra Festival showcases the vibrant and culturally rich elements of the Shire of Murray. It further celebrates Murray’s distinctive rural history and lifestyle, parading local arts, crafts, produce and recreational activities significant to the region.

The festival will boast an entertainment line-up of headlining acts that will entice all ages, as well as an array of musicians, market stalls, amusement rides and free children’s activities.


Remember when the Festival is on, please also call in to the Old Schoolmaster’s House for a variety of displays and memorabilia of Pinjarra during the settlement years to the present day.


PINJARRA POSTCARDS – For Sale – drawn by local artists Erica and Don Mummery


There is a variety of Pinjarra Postcards for sale at several locations

- postcards are available at:

  • The Old Schoolmaster’s House
  • Murray Arts and Crafts
  • Jarrah Infusion


KEEP IN TOUCH …for more events during 2017 


In the meantime, look at our Website for more information.


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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


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

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