Museum Collection

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While work progresses on restoring the Paisley Centre building, which is earmarked to become the home of the Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre, the Museum Curator is developing a collection and exhibition to tell our story of Bunbury's fascinating heritage.​To find out more about the restoration of the Paisley Centre and how you can contribute to the fundraising campaign click here.

 

The gun under the harbourmaster's house
 

Click here to take a look at ABC Open's lighthearted look at a mystery object uncovered in Bunbury, which now forms part of the Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre's collection.

 

Street Stories

Street Stories helps people learn more about where they live, helps schools meet local history and Australian Curriculum requirements, develop research and project skills, and improve community knowledge of available heritage resources.

How it works: the Museum team coordinates a booklet of resource materials – the Street Stories Guidebook. This includes suggestions and resources for family history conversations, streets research, military records, local studies, events and significant people.

Schools and other interested individuals can develop their own Street Stories which may include photographs, drawings, essays, family trees, memorabilia, maps, interviews, as appropriate for specific age ranges.

Street Stories' displays can be exhibited at appropriate sites which may include the Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre, the Bunbury City Library, participating schools, or locally, such as the Withers Community Library.​To learn more about Street Stories download the Road Map here​​.

 

Report: Changes in Characteristics of Bunbury Residents, as revealed by Census Data 1933 to 2011​

Click here​​ to download the report prepared by Leith Robinson, a volunteer research assistant for the Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre.

Developing the collection

 

Do you have stories or donations relating to people, places, social and working life? Please call Lauretta Davies, City of Bunbury Museum Curator on (08) 9792 7286 or email: ldavies@bunbury.wa.gov.au