September 2017




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




Wednesday 9th August 2017

The 9th Annual General Meeting of the Murray Districts Historical Society was another successful evening for the Society with about 44 people in attendance.  Guest Speaker and physician, Dr Fred Lovegrove, spoke to members and visitors on “The Life and (Pinjarra) Times of Dr Charles Lovegrove” – his great grandfather. Charles Lovegrove was District Medical Officer and Justice of the Peace in Pinjarra for 20 years from 1891.  Charles’ daughter Anne married Ernest McLarty, eldest son of Edward McLarty of Edenvale.  Descendants of Ernest McLarty still live and farm in the Pinjarra district.

Since 1868, successive Lovegrove doctors have worked in many country towns in Western Australia and have a history of service to medical practice, law, administration, military and community service. Thomas Henry Lovegrove was the first to arrive here from England as a Colonial Medical Officer to the Convict Establishment and he practised in Bunbury and Derby; Charles Lovegrove practised in Pinjarra (from 1891) and retired from Mundaring; and their brother Fred was the doctor in Dumbleyung, Tambellup and Yarloop, among other places.


Suggested Diary Notes – for All interested persons and All Members


  • NOVEMBER – 2017 General Meeting

– Wednesday 1 November 2017 - 7pm to 9 pm @ Murray Library

Guest Speaker Mr Adrian Kelly will speak on the “Life and Death of James Henry Shaw”.   Mr Shaw was murdered in North Yunderup in 1908.


  • DECEMBER – 2.30pm Friday, 8th December 2017 – “High Tea” Christmas Celebration

@ Old Blythewood, Pinjarra

Yes, it is time to plan ahead for the Murray Districts Historical Society “Christmas Function” to be held @ Old Blythewood, Pinjarra under the shade of the beautiful Jacaranda trees.


Come along and see for yourself!

ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF THE HERITAGE BUILDINGS OF PINJARRA  - a photographic display at the Old Schoolmaster’s House. 

Visit us and enjoy the history of Pinjarra through stories, photos and the evolution of its many historic buildings.  We look forward to seeing you there.


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