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Galleries in Port Denison


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Denison House

Denison House has a rich history in it's past. It is currently used for numerous community groups.

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This was the site of the first tillage lease in the district and Smith’s Mill was built here in 1865. Later, stone from the mill was used to build Denison House for Dr Bartlett, and in 1944 the Benedictine Order of New Norcia purchased the building as a retreat. It is now owned by Shire of Irwin.

 

Knowler House

The building was constructed in the 1930s by George Knowler as a house and fish shop. It was later the residence of his son Sydney Knowler, who was a prominent fisherman.

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This house was built in the 1930s by George Knowler, builder, brick maker and well sinker. It was built as a house and shop which was run by the Knowler family and later May Batty ran it as a fish and chip shop.It was the residence of Sydney Knowler, a fisherman, till the 1970s when it was sold to Ken Smalley, who renovated the building and added a two storey garage and quarters at the rear. In the Mid 1980s Dennis and Joy Gilbert purchased the property and it was sold again in 2004.

Nun's Cemetery

The Nun's Cemetery is located at the back of the Priory Lodge.

  • Historical Sites:Cemeteries

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The former cemetery was used by the Dominican Order in Dongara from 1902 until 1971. In 1996 the headstones were removed and the deceased were reinterred in Karakatta Cemetery in Perth, and are recorded at the Dongara Cemetery.

Russ Cottage

Russ Cottage is heritage listed, built in 1868 by Titus Russ.

  • Museums:Local History

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  • Facilities:Free

Description

Titus Russ built this cottage for his family in 1868 on land out of stone quarried from near the Irwin River.  The kitchen floor is made from crushed ant hill, packed down to make a hard surface.

Russ Cottage is a fine example of a rural worker’s home of over 145 years ago.

The cottage was purchased from the Russ family 100 years after it was built, by the Shire of Irwin, and has since been leased and restored by the Irwin District Historical Society and furnished as a 1870s yeoman’s cottage, it is now open as a Museum.

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