Whether you’re researching for a school project or looking for some information on the place where you live - you’ll find a wide range of topics are covered by our historical fact sheets.

We have collected and made available on this page a selection of short fact sheets which give the basic details of some of the people, places and industries which have made Mandurah the community it is today. 

Come down to the Mandurah Museum to learn more about the City’s rich and diverse history.

Please contact or visit the museum for further information on these or other subjects of interest.

People

Cooper, Joseph (PDF - 839.7KB)
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Dalrymple, William Robert (PDF - 794.1KB)
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Dawe Family (PDF - 379.8KB)
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Dower Billy (PDF - 359.9KB)
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Eacott Family (PDF - 273.4KB)
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Hall Family (PDF - 145.8KB)
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Hall, Sarah Theodosia (PDF - 237.2KB)
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Howard Len (PDF - 228.9KB)
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Lanyon Silvina (PDF - 225.9KB)
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Mewburn, Robert (PDF - 1.1MB)
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Peel, Thomas (PDF - 386.8KB)
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Sutton Family (PDF - 269.7KB)
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Tuckey Family (PDF - 426.1KB)
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Wearne Family (PDF - 297.3KB)
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Wilson Charles Olaf (PDF - 453.4KB)
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Events

Borehole Rescue (PDF - 207.8KB)
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Drowning Tragedy (PDF - 236.8KB)
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Indigenous Creation Story (PDF - 157.5KB)
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Kanyana Festival (PDF - 237.2KB)
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Buildings and Historical Sites

Agricultural Hall (PDF - 737.3KB)
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Bolton's Mill (PDF - 794.4KB)
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Brighton Hotel (PDF - 288.6KB)
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Christ's Church Anglican Church (PDF - 329.8KB)
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Cooper's Mill (PDF - 180.4KB)
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Dalrymple School (PDF - 319.9KB)
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Hall's Cottage (PDF - 293.8KB)
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Mandurah Ferry and Traffic Bridge (PDF - 491.2KB)
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Mandurah War Memorial (PDF - 362.8KB)
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Migrant Barracks (PDF - 505.2KB)
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Old Mandurah Footbridge (PDF - 249.6KB)
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Peninsula Hotel (PDF - 221.2KB)
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Scott's Garage and Mandurah Little Theatre (PDF - 332.3KB)
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Sontoy Ballroom (PDF - 430.4KB)
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The Sticks or the Chimneys (PDF - 315.8KB)
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Violet Sutton's Corner Store (PDF - 227.2KB)
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Maritime

Avaneta (PDF - 211.5KB)
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Canopus (PDF - 203.9KB)
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James Service (PDF - 519.5KB)
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Leviathan (PDF - 217.7KB)
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Thomas Peel's Ships (PDF - 413.7KB)
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Industries

Broadhurst Charles the Smart Street Fish Cannery (PDF - 741.5KB)
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Commercial Fishing in Mandurah The Early Years (PDF - 612.7KB)
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Electrical Power in Mandurah (PDF - 298.7KB)
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