Morby Cottage

Morby Cottage is one of Western Australia's oldest surviving colonial residences. The cottage was built in 1836 by John Morrell, the first European to settle in Northam in 1832. 

Morrell built the farmhouse using locally sourced materials, but the doors and window frames and panes travelled with him by ship, on his long and arduous journey from England. The cottage was crucial to the early colonial life in Northam, serving as the town's first church, school, courthouse, and retail and postal outlet.

Morby Cottage is open to the public on Sunday's 11am - 3pm or by special appointment. Contact the caretaker, Anne on 9622 1842 for information or special bookings.

Morby Cottage