The Way Wanneroo Was

The Way Wanneroo Was

Black and white photo of Wanneroo

Even before the establishment of the Wanneroo townsite at the Wanneroo Road 16 mile peg in 1907, a number of important community places began to spring up to service the needs of the growing district.

Most of these places have come and gone, a few remain, but all have been important places in the building of the Wanneroo community we know today. This new display brings out objects from the Wanneroo Regional Museum collection, tangible reminders of The Way Wanneroo Was. On display until 22 June.

These are the objects being displayed:

  • Leather Satchel - Used by David Sears as a student at the Wanneroo State School in 1948.
  • The Oxford Reading Books IV
  • Western Australian Reader Book VI  Published by the Education Department of Western Australia in 1948.
  • Fob Watch and Case. Presented to Emma Jane Cockman by the Wanneroo Road Board in 1926, to celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary with James Samuel Cockman.
  • Wanneroo Road Board Plaques Wagon licence plates issued by the Wanneroo Road Board in 1908.
  • The Uniform General By-Laws for Regulating Motor Traffic and Standard Lights to be Carried by all Vehicles  Published by the WA Public Works Department in 1913.
  • E.L. Griffiths Perpetual Trophy, Fruit Section Awarded annually at the Wanneroo Agricultural Show from 1978 to 2011.
  • Rayners Trophy Presented to Margaret Cockman for the highest points in the Preserve Section at the Wanneroo Agricultural Show, 1948.        
  • Silver Trophy Presented to Peter Fomiatti for the highest points in the Vegetable Section at the Wanneroo Agricultural Show, 1934.
  • Junior Set of Carpet Bowls
  • Australian Pound Note. The Australian pound was the currency used in the early shops of Wanneroo, until it was replaced by the Australian dollar on 14 February 1966.        
  • Australian Coins c. 1919 – 1964
  • Parfait Glass and Beer Mug Liquid refreshments were always available at the pictures, dances and parties in the Wanneroo Road Board Hall and Centenary Hall. At the Centenary Hall Pictures, the Dennis’ operated a small kiosk for soft drinks as well as cigarettes and McRobinson’s chocolates

Opening hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday closed
Public holidays - closed

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