Brookton and Districts Historical Society Inc, Brookton, Western Australia

Identity area

Identifier

daa/408

Authorized form of name

Brookton and Districts Historical Society Inc, Brookton, Western Australia

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Brookton Museum and Heritage Centre, Brookton, Western Australia

Type

  • Community

Contact area

 

President

Type

Address

Street address

Old Police Station Museum, corner Grosser Street and Robinson Road, Brookton Robinson Road, Brookton
Postal address: PO Box 125, Brookton WA 6306

Locality

Brookton

Region

Western Australia

Country name

Postal code

6306

Telephone

0427 334 051

Fax

Note

Description area

History

The Brookton and Districts Historical Society was formed in 1976. It manages the Brookton Museum and Heritage Centre, housed in the original Police Station and Quarters building. With the assistance of the Shire Council, the society took possession of the building in 1984 and opened the Museum in 1986.

Geographical and cultural context

Brookton is a town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, 138 kilometres from Perth. It is within, and is the seat of government for, the Shire of Brookton.

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Officer in charge: President

Records management and collecting policies

All archives must be of local origin/interest.

Buildings

The Police Station, now used by the society, was built in 1913 using locally made bricks. It closed in 1980 when the police moved to a new building. For further information, see http://inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au/Public/Inventory

Holdings

The collection includes extensive archives and oral histories which are available for family research. It includes minute books and papers of local organisations, brief notes on some individuals and families, photographs of a wide range of local places, people and activities - work and social.

The exhibitions reflect the lives of people, businesses, sporting and community groups associated with the district. The Charge Room/Office houses a permanent exhibition on the history of the police station and its officers.

Finding aids, guides and publications


  • Seventy years of Catholic Church in Brookton (produced by the Brookton and Districts Historical Society; drawings by Philip Caudle, 1978)
  • Brookton Hospital 1921-1981 (produced by the Brookton and Districts Historical Society, 1981)
  • The former Brookton Police Station &and Quarters (1913), Brookton, Western Australia : conservation plan, assessment of significance and conservation policy (prepared for the Brookton and​ Districts Historical Society on behalf of the Shire of Brookton by Rosalie Pech Eva in assocation with Ian R.D. Watson &​ Associate, 2001)

Access area

Opening times

Open by appointment.

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Visits can be made by appointment and volunteers will provide assistance. Requests for information by mail or email are welcomed.
Entry is by donation and a research fee is charged (price on application).

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

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Access points

Access Points

  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Old Police Station Museum, corner Grosser Street and Robinson Road, Brookton Robinson Road, Brookton Postal address: PO Box 125, Brookton WA 6306
Brookton, Western Australia 6306