History buff musts

Published on Friday, 16 October 2020 at 9:37:45 AM

Geraldton is brimming with history, just walk around the CBD and you can see it for yourself.

HMAS Sydney II Memorial

The country's premier site for honouring the 645 Australian sailors who were lost off the WA coast during World War II. 

⌚ Open 24hours with tours at 10.30am daily 

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St Francis Xavier Cathedral 

This spectacular Cathedral was designed by Monsignor John Hawes and took 22 years to build! In the heart of the CBD it looks amazing both at day and night. 

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Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre

Discover the extraordinary life and works of Monsignor John Hawes. 

⌚ Open daily 10am - 4pm

πŸ’² Free (fees apply for tour tickets) 

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Old Geraldton Gaol Craft Centre

Established in 1856 at a cost of $1,240 the Old Gaol was originally built as a convict hiring depot. The first 20 convicts sent here from Fremantle built their own quarters and those of their warders. When the Gaol closed in 1984, with the opening of a new facility at Greenough, it had served the Midwest for 128 years and became the second longest serving Gaol in Western Australia (after Fremantle). 

⌚ Open Monday - Saturday with Tours from Tuesday - Thursday at 2pm

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Museum of Geraldton

Discover Yamaji history and culture and the region's unique natural landscapes and marine environment. The Museum's shop has a great range of souvenirs, gifts and educational items. 

⌚ Open daily from 9.30am - 3pm

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Batavia Long Boat Replica

Experience maritime history by sailing aboard the Replica Longboat. The Longboat sails on the last Sunday of each month, weather permitting. Sailing is free! (Donations are welcome). 

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Lighthouse Keepers Cottage 

This beautiful cottage was built in 1876 for the Geraldton Lighthouse Keeper and his family. This cottage is made of whitewashed, random, limestone rubble walls under a 'Colourbond' corrugated iron roof which originally was shingled and is set amongst beautiful gardens. It ceased operating as the Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage in 1943 and has been home to the Geraldton History Society since 1971.

⌚ Open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am - 3pm

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