Exhibitions telling stories

Western Land

Exhibitions telling stories

Our collection was started in 1926 in order to save Western Australian memories and artefact history for future generations while old timers were still around.  Three years later, to commemorate the centenary of colonisation, the Society held an exhibition in the Perth Town Hall displaying over 1,000 objects relating to people's stories of travelling across the world to make a new home in an old land.

The earliest artefact recording Euopean history of Western Australia is the Hertog Plate left at Shark Bay in 1616.  The Society hold the oldest replica, which is on display.

The Exhibitions draw your attention to the range of items in the collection.  An item that tells a unique story - whether an object, photograph or document - becomes a treasure to be saved for the the understanding of history it hold for future generations.  Throughout our changing exhibitions some of our treasures are on display within stories that bring history to life.   Our program of Community talks and Tuesday Treasures explore an exhibition subject or a collection at greater depth for the enjoyment and appreciation of members and the public.

Current exhibition: Western Land: a journey through our collection

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

Tour groups welcome with guide supplied. To make a booking please contact the office (08) 9386 3841.

Royal Western Australian Historical Society
49 Broadway, Nedlands 9386 3841