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Northampton Historical Society

Northampton Historical Society

The Northampton Historical Society was formed in 1969 and meets in Chiverton House (pictured above) which was built c.1865-85 and sits in the main street in the town. This building is owned by the Shire but given exclusively to the Historical Society, which runs it as a museum. The area saw the very first mining activity in the state – originally for tin – so the museum highlights this activity.

The museum has a collection of documents, old school books, diaries, letters and a large collection of photographs from past residents. The backyard of the house has a collection of old farm machinery.

The Society has 20 members and volunteers, and meets on the 3rd Friday of the month at 4pm. Volunteers open the museum from 10 to 4 Sat/Sun/Mon/Wed/Friday. Admission is by donation. Volunteers also deal with requests for information. The Society sells an informational pamphlet Looking Back by Captain Mitchell.

The district contains the Gwalia mine site – settled c.1863 which now has interpretive signs, as does the Lynton Convict Hiring Depot 1853-57 on the Port Gregory/ Kalbarri road.

Hon. President
Carol Teakle
Hon. Secretary
Carol Teakle
Hon. Treasurer
Pat MacDonald
Address Contact

Northampton Historical Society
PO Box 404
Northampton WA 6535

Mid West