Nungarin Heritage Machinery and Army Museum

The Nungarin Heritage Machinery and Army Museum in housed in an original massive Army Vehicle Workshop building constructed in Nungarin in 1942-43 as part of Australia’s defense in WWII. The huge building was part of the No.5 Base Ordnance Depot (5BOD) which was considered to be the largest storage facility for Army Ordnance in Western Australia at that time, built at a total cost of approx. Ten million pounds. On show are/is:

  • A impressive 10th Light Horse collection dedicated to local WW1 hero Trooper Joseph William Spillman (a veteran of the Gallipoli and Palestine campaigns, and 1 of only 15 light horse men to have been awarded the Military Medal)
  • Dingo Scout Car
  • A Stuart Tank
  • Bren-Gun Carrier
  • Examples of military uniforms
  • Various Army vehicles and trucks
  • A large collection of photographs and other Memorabilia including “Trench Art”

It is open to the public Mon – Fri  9.00am – 12 noon and 2.00pm – 5.00pm. Group tours are by arrangement. Please phone 9046 5108 and speak with Bill or Jo.

By Wheatbelt Way on 17 Dec 2014
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