Local History Books for Sale

The Margaret River & Districts Historical Society has a few books for sale with lots of information about the Margaret River area. Please use the contact page to enquire about purchasing these books from the Margaret River & Districts Historical Society.

Margaret River Stories

Compiled by Guy Jennings

  • Price: $59.95
  • Postage and packing within Australia: $15.00
  • Postage and packing overseas – please contact the Margaret River & Districts Historical Society

The publication of “Margaret River Stories” brings to fruition a lengthy but enjoyable exercise conducted mainly by historical society member, Guy Jennings, who tirelessly interviewed local people and families to produce many of the the fascinating stories included in the book. Together with these family histories are newspaper extracts, personal stories, and many, many intriguing old photographs. The book also includes, as long promised, the definitive account of why the Margaret River was so named, plus the quirky little account of how the town’s name was changed – and changed back! Professor Seal’s summary. This book brings together the history and traditions of Margaret River and its people. From the original Wardandi, inhabitants of the region through to the present, Margaret River Stories provides snapshots of the pioneers, timber cutters, the Group Settlers, surfers, winemakers and tourists who are all part of a unique story. Illustrated with a wealth of fascinating photographs often drawn from the families of the community, this book is nothing less than a treasure and a tribute to the work of local dedicated and talented Margaret River historians and writers. Margaret River Stories is a joy to look at and to read and a model of what a local history should be.

The Light of Leeuwin

Gail J. Cresswell

  • Price: $40.00
  • Postage and packing within Australia: $15.00
  • Postage and packing overseas – please contact the Margaret River & Districts Historical Society

A need to capture the past, sense, and present meaning of ‘times gone’ seems to lie in family, local and community histories. Such histories look to the past for roots so as to gain a present sense of identity and direction. In this book the author takes us through: Aboriginal inhertitance – early exploration – setlement at Augusta – the timber industry – group settlement – depression and war – growth and diversification.