The Augusta Historical Museum was established in 1979 to preserve Augusta’s rich history. It contains an excellent collection of artifacts, photographs and books that document the history of Augusta and Margaret River. From shipwrecks to fires and whale rescues, Augusta has a fascinating history.
Augusta was the third European settlement in Western Australia. Displays include information on the families involved in the settlement of Augusta in 1830 (including the Turner and Bussell families and Georgiana and Captain John Molloy), artifacts from local shipwrecks and from the MC Davies timber empire, personal belongings from early settlers, details of the disastrous 1920s group settlement policy, and much, much more.
The town is thought to have been named after Princess Augusta (the second daughter of George III of England).
So if it’s a rainy day down Augusta way, why not stop in and step back in time?