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Must-see history at Greenough Museum & Gardens
Dating back to 1862 and built by convicts, the museum is the ideal place to explore Greenough’s fascinating history — from Aboriginal times to today. There’s plenty to delight kids and adults alike.
Lush and green all year, our historic garden is not just beautiful to look at, it’s productive, too.
Wander around and enjoy the peace and tranquillity — or pick a few vegetables or mulberries!
From the fates of convicts to the fortunes of entrepreneurs, the museum’s collection has a treasure trove of stories from Greenough’s pioneering past for you to discover.
We acknowledge the traditional owners of what we now know as the district of Greenough; their continuing connection to land, sea and community and pay our respects to elders and their cultures, past, present and emerging.
Our Latest Acquistion
Painting of Poppies by Cathleen Giles
Cathleen, the daughter of Richard & Mary Ann Prendergast was born at Greenough c1895.
She was an accomplished artist, regularly exhibiting her works in the local Agricultural Shows. Such was her talent, it has been said that Norman Lindsay wanted Cathleen to travel over east to study under him. But Cathleen was a devout Catholic and her high morals did not approve of painting nudes.
She remained here and married Roy James Giles in 1926 (about the time when this picture was painted).
The painting was later given to Monica Clune and hung in her house at Bringo (Donated by Chris Clune 2021/072)
Come and see it!
“Supported by the Australian Government’s Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism (CHART) program”