Northampton Historical Society

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

Northampton Historical Society
PO Box 404
Northampton WA 6535

Email nor.historical@bigpond.com
Phone (08) 9934 1215 (Messages)
Region Mid West
About Affiliate Northampton Historical Society Building

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 and 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 54 members and volunteers, and meets on the 3rd Friday of the month at 4pm. Volunteers open the museum from 10 – 12 & 2 – 4 Sat/Sun/Mon/Wed/Friday. Admission $3 Adults, 50c Students. 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 c1863 which now has interpretive signs, as does the Lynton Convict Hiring Depot 1853-57 on the Port Gregory/ Kalbarri road.