Exhibitions and displays

Western Land ExhibitionWestern Land: a journey of discovery and rediscovery

A new exhibition celebrating  the landing of Dirk Hartog at Shark Bay 400 years ago and also the 90th birthday of The Royal WA Historical Society Inc. 

A variety of themes to illustrate the journey using our significant collection with some items on public view for the first time.

Open all year
10.00am - 3.00pm
(except public holidays)

Tour groups welcome with guide supplied. To make a booking please contact the office 9386 3841.

Royal Western Australian Historical Society
49 Broadway, Nedlands 9386 3841 

Read Robert Drewe's article "Dutch Courage"  originally published in the West Weekend September 17-18 2016.


Commemorating Dirk Hartog | A publication by The RoyalWestern Australian Historical Society Inc.The Life and Times of Dirk Hartog

The Royal Western Australian Historical Society Inc. (RWAHS) will publish a small book about the life and times, maritime voyages and explorations of Dirk Hartog.

The publication is a joint initiative by researchers of the RWAHS and the Nationaal Archief (National Archives) of the Netherlands.

The book, expected to be launched in October 2016, will be for sale $20 at the RWAHS’ bookshop in Perth and can be ordered online through the RWAHS Bookshop after October 20 2016.




Botanical Wonderland at the State Library


Associated documents

2017 Exhibition Community Talks Programs917.84 KB