Bunbury Historical Society

Hon. President Graham Houghton
Hon. Secretary Lorraine Carlson
Hon. Treasurer Jennifer Lee
Address

Bunbury Historical Society Inc
77 Forrest Avenue
Bunbury WA 6230

Pamela Griffiths, Vice-President

 

Email bunburyhistoricalsociety@gmail.com
Website address Bunbury Historical Society
Phone (08) 9721 7546
Region South West
About Affiliate Bunbury Historical Society building

The Bunbury Historical Society Inc. was founded in 1954.  Its Headquarters are the in King Cottage (pictured above ) which was built around 1800 by Henry King a bricklayer by trade. The Kings owned the house until 1923 when it was sold to the Carlson family. In 1966 it was purchased for the City of Bunbury which has leased it to the Bunbury Historical Society since that date. The Society became incorporated in 1970 and now has over 100 members.

The main rooms of the King Cottage Museum are furnished to fit the period of the King family ownership – from 1880 to 1920. The artifacts displayed are part of the Bunbury Historical Society’s collection and reflect the way of life of a Bunbury family of that period. The Museum is open daily from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm and houses documents and books as well as many artifacts.

Members meet at the Museum on Tuesday mornings at 9.30