June 2019, Speaker – Dr Shane Burke
Last Saturday – 8 June – Dr. Shane Burke presented a talk to the MFHS General Meeting based on the Peeltown (Western Australia) encampment near Rockingham in 1829. Shane spoke of the difference between ‘history’ and ‘archaeology’, emphasizing the need to seek out primary sources as much as possible to tell the story of events […]
Research Links and Resources
Genealogy Resources Mandurah Family History Society provides access to many FamilySearch digital collections that are not available to individuals. Remember to keep checking the FamilySearch catalogue. If you see a key symbol above the digital camera icon, you may be able to access those images in our rooms. FamilySearch Cornish Census Transcription (1841 – 1891) […]
Beginners Genealogy Research Tips
Researching your family tree is exciting. But with so much history behind us it’s hard to know where to begin. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, take heart. We’ve put together these research tips for beginners to get you started in the right direction. The first step is to organise your research … First Steps Manually chart […]
Hall’s Cottage History
Want to get a feel for life in the Peel region at the time of our pioneers? Just take a visit to Hall’s Cottage at Leighton Place in Halls Head. This original limestone cottage was built by Henry Edward Hall in 1833. Hall was the first person to develop a fishing industry in the Mandurah […]
New Website Launched
If you are reading this then you already know. The Mandurah Family History Society now has it’s own website. This one! Much kudos to the development committee. It’s taken a lot of work getting to this point with more yet to come. We want your feedback Ultimately this site is for you, our members. We […]
Historic Buildings Gallery
Several pictures of old buildings from around the Mandurah and Peel regions. Check out the old Post Office, Cooper’s Mill, churches, schools and more.
Peel Estuary Gallery
A collection of old photos from around the Peel Estuary and Mandurah foreshore. Includes the original Mandurah bridge, boats and jetties plus fishing and maritime fun from a bygone era.