Darch familt donates historical photographs to City of Joondalup


Pioneers of Wanneroo, 1940. Standing (from left): Harold Cockman, Elsie Constance (Nan) Leach, Cyril (Peter) Darch, Sylvia Gibbs (nee Leach), Albert Barnett (Barney) Facey Jnr, Dorothy (Dot) Darch (nee Fry), Raymond George (Jack) Leach, Sylvia Leach (nee Darch), James (Jim) King, Frances Darch (nee Stubberfield), Alex Leach, Eric Leach. Front row (from left): Barry Darch, Edna Bradshaw (nee Darch), Alan Leach (baby), Sylvie Leach, Norma Darch.
Darch familt donates historical photographs to City of Joondalup
Pioneers of Wanneroo, 1940. Standing (from left): Harold Cockman, Elsie Constance (Nan) Leach, Cyril (Peter) Darch, Sylvia Gibbs (nee Leach), Albert Barnett (Barney) Facey Jnr, Dorothy (Dot) Darch (nee Fry), Raymond George (Jack) Leach, Sylvia Leach (nee Darch), James (Jim) King, Frances Darch (nee Stubberfield), Alex Leach, Eric Leach. Front row (from left): Barry Darch, Edna Bradshaw (nee Darch), Alan Leach (baby), Sylvie Leach, Norma Darch.

Mrs Darch recently donated more than 140 historical photographs to the City of Joondalup for use in its online Picture Joondalup catalogue.

The Darch family is one of the pioneering families of the Joondalup and Wanneroo area, dating back to the early 1900s.

John and Johanna Darch established a dairy in Kingsley at the site that was previously Mission Farm, a Wesleyan mission to the Aboriginal Community.

Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard thanked Mrs Darch for her donation.

“These photographs capture moments in time and people and events that have shaped our history which we can preserve for generations to come,” he said.