The Beverley Historical began in 1977 and in 2017 will celebrate its 40th Anniversary. The Society’s main aims are to record the history of Beverley and District; and to manage the Dead Finish Museum, a local history collection and archive housed in Beverley’s oldest standing building.
Activities of the Society include: responding to requests for historical information from members of the public, mounting historical displays in the Museum and at community events; making field trips to sites of local historical interest and arranging an “Olden Days” experiential program for school students.
The Society has less than 20 members and meets on the second Monday of every month at the Dead Finish. The Museum is open Sundays from March to November and other times on request; admission $2.
Publications about Beverley include: Books – Beverley: Our Journey through Time by McLaren & Cooper 2002; On the Dale: History, Memories & Families compiled by Anne Fisher 2010; Thomas Edwards of Beverley: Immigrant, Policeman, Settler by Mollie Bentley 1985; A Farming Family: the Fleays of Western Australia by Jennifer Gardiner 1991; Nuckering: the Early Days of the Bailey Family by Piercey & Bailey 2008; Beverley and Beyond: A Memoir by Fred Bremner 2012; The Daveys of the Avon Valley by Murray Davey 2016. Booklets – The Hackett Murder by HT Edwards; Timespast Volumes 1 and 2; An Episode of 1910 by RF Lutley. Local Histories – Beverley Golf Club, Beverley Bowling Club, Beverley Pony Club, St Mary’s Anglican Church and Beverley State School.