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History West

The Royal Western Australian Historical Society

We welcome people of all ages with an interest in learning and understanding about the cultural heritage of Perth and Western Australia.

Opening Hours
10am – 4pm, Mon to Fri
49 Broadway, cnr Clark Street, Nedlands

Explore the collection

Search the catalogues of the Society’s historical collections including the Library, Museum, Public Memorials collections as well as photographs available for purchase.

Explore the collection

What’s on now

HitC Fundraiser: The History of Roses of WA
Wednesday 14 August 2024 at 10am for 10.30am start
49 Broadway, Nedlands
Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories retold
Wednesday 24 July, 10 for 10.30-11.30am
49 Broadway, Nedlands
Australian Army Museum of Western Australia Walking Tour
Friday 19 July 2024, 9.30am for a 10.00 am start- finishing 12pm
Army Museum of WA

The society

Since our foundation in 1926 we have grown from a small group of people to a Statewide community organisation of over 700 members preserving the history of Western Australia.

Our services

From small beginnings in 1926, the Society’s collection has grown to comprise thousands of items that tell stories of life in Western Australia and help to preserve and present our heritage. The Society offers a wide range of services.

Support the RWAHS

Volunteer opportunities
Range of interests and skills
Social activities
Support the RWAHS

The History West shop

Support the research and preservation of Western Australian history by purchasing range of goods and services from the society’s online Shop.

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Kimberley Stories
Regional History Kimberley Stories
$25 View
All Gold - The Death of Stephen Grace
Gold All Gold – The Death of Stephen Grace
$16 View
Big Mobs
Social History Big Mobs
$28 View
Sparks of Genius: The Inventive Photography of Bill Angove
New Release Sparks of Genius: The Inventive Photography of Bill Angove
$50 View

The Society acknowledges the traditional custodians of land throughout Western Australia and pay our respects to Aboriginal communities, their leaders and cultures.