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The magnificent homestead was originally built in 1895 by the Durack family on Argyle Downs Station. The famous Durack family home became known as one of the social gathering places of the Kimberley.
- Open Days/times:April - September
- Galleries:Mixed Media
- Museums:Local History
- Historical Sites:Farmhouses
In 2017 visit Kununurra Museum to see the Wirraway-Challenge Display or view it on YouTube (link below)
- Museums:Local History,Military
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
March 20th 2017 will mark 75 years since the forced landing of Wirraway A20-62, on the far north Kimberley NT-border coastal saltmarsh after engine failure over the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf. From an East Kimberley at war, comes a story of survival of two RAAF 12 Squadron pilots who force-landed Wirraway A20-62 on March 20th 1942, and subsequent rescue by Charlie Pretlove and four Aboriginal stockmen form Carlton Hill Station.
In 2005 (on March 20th : ) when we got the pilot, Lew Dwyer to Kununurra to open the display, he was pleased to meet descendants of those Aboriginal stockmen who had gone out on horseback to rescue them. The rescuers in 1942 were Waddi Boyoi (Head Stockman), his brother Joe, Grant Njabidg [and George Carlton]. Just weeks after Darwin's first air-raid, this was the same day as air-raids on Broome and Derby, so their forced-landing may have been a blessing in disguise, as their mission to Drysdale (River Mission), may have meant an encounter with the enemy.
March 20th - 'Wirraway-Challenge' Day (annually) at the Kununurra Museum, run by the Kununurra Historical Society. [Wirraway means Challenge!]
Read more and see the 8 x part (DVD) - as digital videos from the Kununurra Museum YouTube Channel now embedded on the KHS 'Wirraway-Challenge' page
The Wyndham Museum is located in the old Court House, opposite the hotel, and is open each day from 10am to 4pm. Local art and craft is on display. Local art and crafts are also on display at the Boab Gallery, open each day from 10am to 4pm and situated on the corner of O'Donnell and Foreshore Roads.
- Museums:Local History
- Open Days/times:April 25 - Sep 30, 10AM - 2PM
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday