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Kununurra Museum

72 Coolibah Drive, Kununurra, Western Australia 6743, Australia
+61 8 9169 3331
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Inspiring

As a member of a small South Australian historical society I was impressed with the work Andrew... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
Sue B
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Coober Pedy
Treasure trove

This little museum is packed full of interest and local history. The curator is adding things all... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
wandr2015
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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The Kununurra Museum is open free entry (but Donations are Vital and Welcome :^) Seven Days - 12:30 to 5:30 PM always dependent on availability of a dedicated volunteer of the Kununurra Historical Society (KHS) - A small but dynamically active collecting institution and museum with multi-screen digital slideshows over 20,000 images at the Museum and over 2,000 images online also searchable in Trove. We are actively collecting and receive over 100 new archives/objects per year. In 2016 we commemorated 75 Years of Ord Irrigation since KM Durack started at Carlton Reach, Ord River in 1941. As KHS was inaugurated on June 5th 1986 we also celebrated 30 Years as a Society. KHS is making archives accessible to show the local, State & National significance of East Kimberley history, as well as making other collections from all over the planet more discoverable! We actively 'Digitally Repatriate History' records BACK to the Kimberley, from institutions in the South of Australia, where most of our records are kept, so as to be able to research repatriated collections in local collections. Ask to see the skull of a 15-16 foot salt water crocodile. Watch the DVD about an Australian built WWII aircraft, RAAF 12 Squadron CAC Wirraway A20-62, which force landed near the WA-NT border coastal saltmarsh, on March 20th 1942, so commemorated 75 Years ago in 2017.
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72 Coolibah Drive, Kununurra, Western Australia 6743, Australia
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72 Coolibah Drive, Kununurra, Western Australia 6743, Australia
+61 8 9169 3331
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

As a member of a small South Australian historical society I was impressed with the work Andrew has done to promote the history of the Kimberly. The photo collections and stories were all interesting but I just kept thinking, "How can our historical society do...More

Thank Sue B
Kununurra-Museum, KHS President - KHS & Kununurra Museum Volunteer at Kununurra Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thanks for the kind review Sue and pleased you got to experience some Kimberley history at the Kununurra Museum, run by the Kununurra Historical Society (KHS), and the answer to your question is if KHS can do this (as the instigator and maintainer of all...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017

This little museum is packed full of interest and local history. The curator is adding things all the time and collating evidence in an interesting and informative manner. It is a rather stuffy little building, but it really is worth a visit if you are...More

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Kununurra-Museum, Volunteer & President for KHS at Kununurra Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Ahh the Coventry mob! Thanks for the cool review, think I had the air-cond off that day for first time for ages as to us locals it is our cold season (when it snows over east with a high pressure system over Australia that cold...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017

Visited today and the young man on duty (Andrew?) was an excellent host. We could tell he was passionate about the history of Kununurra and the souroundings. His depth of information and his ability to pass the information on made for a very interesting visit....More

Thank katherine403179
Kununurra-Museum, President at Kununurra Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Greatly appreciate your humbling review and hope you get to spend more time next time. You are right that so much more could be done with funding. In fact trying to get better funded as we do have a crisis situation so have a GiveNow...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Andrew and the team pack a lot of exhibits and history into the museum and if your interested to know why Kununurra was founded in in 1961 and the history of the Order River scheme then it's definitely worth a visit. It's open each afternoon.

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Kununurra-Museum, Volunteer & President of KHS at Kununurra Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thanks for the kind review Steve (and know what you mean about the history of the "Ord" River Scheme - :^)

Reviewed 23 March 2017

What an interesting place to visit. So much to read. A great deal of work has been put into this museum. Cattle/ diversion Dam/ Argyle. Families. If you wish to know something about Kununurra and surrounds then go see Drew and the gang.More

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Kununurra-Museum, KHS Volunteer & President at Kununurra Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

Dear Aligattor of the Top End, Good to see some of our 'locals' (neighbours!) visiting. A few days ago (March 2017) another 'local' lady who lives in Katherine (for many years past) brought in her <10 year old Kununurra-based Grandsons - they all loved it!...More

Reviewed 19 September 2016

Now in its 75th year, the Kununurra Museum is a great spot for a visit to learn about the area and see what the history offered. The Queen visited here in 1963 so that was neat to know and the staff was very knowledgeable about...More

Thank JGDynamo
Kununurra-Museum, KHS President at Kununurra Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2016

Thanks for the review but just to clarify - Ord Irrigation was 75 Years Old in 2016 - Kununurra was 55 years old in 2016 - The Kununurra Historical Society turned 30 years old in 2016 and the Kununurra Museum has been in operation in...More

Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

For some excellent local knowledge and hands on displays this is a must! From a fossilised wombat, Aboriginal spear technology and the mystery of Leichhardt and the Queens visit in 1963 this museum is a little treasure trove. Don't forget to leave a donation!

Thank Leanne963
Kununurra-Museum, KHS President at Kununurra Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2016

Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

This place was a real surprise packet. When we walked in we were greeted by the Manager Andrew. There is a world of difference between walking around looking at museum items and having those pieces come to life through stories and the personal experiences Andrew...More

Thank Bisho R
Kununurra-Museum, KHS President at Kununurra Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2016

Thanks for this positive review and so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Kununurra Museum.

Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

I took the opportunity to pop in and look at this museum run by the local historical society. There is plenty of local information including that regarding the development of the Diversion Dam, the Queen's earlier visits and development of Kununurra in earlier times. All...More

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Kununurra-Museum, KHS President at Kununurra Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2016

Thanks Sean - The review sounds positive so it is a pity your rating was not a bit higher! Glad though that you did enjoy the Kununurra Museum.

Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

I really admire places like this hidden gem. Staffed and created by volunteers I really appreciate good people's efforts to capture history that will be forgotten in generations to come. This is not your big city, big budget museum but if you want a good...More

Thank Mark B
Kununurra-Museum, KHS President at Kununurra Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2016

Thank you for the positive review Mark!

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