Dunkeld & District Historical Museum
Explore the topics of history we collect, preserve and display.COLLECTION OVERVIEW
From farm tools to working wool presses, baker's ovens and carriages, Dunkeld was a hive of industriousness and commercial endeavours.
Sgt George McKenzie in full mounted police uniform c1940. Dunkeld was the last station in Victoria to use horses.
Country Women's Association
Dunkeld has an active community spirit that spans many clubs and groups dedicated to all manner of activities.
Many of these groups are multi-generational and consequently have thrived through the decades.
Wool Advancement Group
Masonic Lodge memorabilia
We have various records that document the activities and events that have taken place in the Dunkeld district over the years.
Bush fires in Dunkeld
Dunkeld Cricket Club Premiers 1966/67
As well as our permanently displayed items, the Museum also rotates items of interest from time to time.
Generally the items have been sourced from the district and represent some of Dunkeld's earliest history.
With careful preservation our artifacts, antiques and memorabilia are sure to strike a chord with our visitors, no matter what age.
Fashions from bustle dresses onwards
Adolphus Gordon - Boer War
Margaret Joy King
Karabeal School with teacher Margaret Walter c1947
Shire rate books
Old business ledger
A depiction of Major Thomas Mitchell
Many famous travelers and explorers have spent time in Dunkeld. Even when just passing through, they were all struck by the beauty of the Grampians and the thriving community that formed at the base of Mt Abrupt.
Frederick Germaine, bushranger's son
Gold puddling at Mafeking
Walter Funk served the Karabeal mail run for 10 years
Looker family outside the Royal Mail Hotel post-WW1
Dunkeld Bakery c1932