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Join and support

The Society offers its members many stimulating activities and over the years has catered for people with a wide range of interests and skills. Members can contribute in many ways:

Join and support


Some of the benefits you get as a member of RWAHS include discounted tickets to events, participation in committees, give back in various areas of Society’s activities and meet friends through our services and activities.

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Are you an enthusiastic individual who would like to assist in preserving and promoting Western Australian history? If so, the Society can offer you a great opportunity in a wide variety of interesting activities.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the Royal Western Australian Historical Society?

The Royal Western Australian Historical Society (RWAHS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of Western Australia. It was established in 1929 and has been serving the community for over 90 years.

What are the objectives of the RWAHS?

The objectives of the RWAHS are to encourage the study of Western Australian history, to collect and preserve historical materials and artifacts, and to promote the appreciation of Western Australia’s rich cultural heritage.

What kind of activities does the RWAHS engage in?

The RWAHS engages in a variety of activities, including talks and lectures by local historians, tours of historical sites, exhibitions, and the publication of historical books and journals. It also maintains a library and archives for the benefit of researchers and members.


It is a great pleasure to be ‘involved’ with the RWAHS. Being a part of such an important and vibrant group gives Adrian and me a sense of purpose, belonging and satisfaction.

Ruth Phelps

I am still singularly impressed by the work done by the RWAHS in the preservation of the wonderful history of our beloved WA.

Ian McLeod

It (the Society) provides a fine example for community-led cultural and heritage provision; this is good for the membership, for the wider community and, ironically, for the State's WA Museum as it broadens the base of expertise and knowledge available.

Alec Coles – CEO WA Museum Boola Bardip