City of Gosnells Museum - Wilkinson Homestead
The City of Gosnells Museum - Wilkinson Homestead is a local history museum located in a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. The Wilkinson Homestead, built in 1912, is the main museum building and is State Heritage Listed. The Wilkinson Family established a citrus orchard which became one of the largest in Western Australia. The collection and displays reflect the life of earlier times, including domestic life and agriculture. Hands-on education programs are presented by the volunteers who support staff in the work of the Museum. The neighbouring park is named for John Okey Davis - a local pioneer who arrived from England in 1829. Charles Gosnell, director of a large London perfume and toiletries company, whose well-known products were used by English royalty and sold around the world, invested in the property in 1862. When subdivision of the land took place in 1903, the area became known as Gosnell's estate. The City takes its name from this development.
There are approximately 3,000 items in the Museum's collection. These include textiles, farm machinery, works of art and domestic items. The large collection of photographs depict local scenes and people.