Exhibitions and displays

Western Land

Western Land: a journey through our collection

A changed exhibition takes visitors on a journey through some of our rich collection to explore the personal stories our artefacts tell - tales of colonial Perth, the convict era, the lure of pearls, the arrival of life-giving water for the goldfields, and the botanical wonderland in which we live as West Australians. Some items are on public view for the first time. 

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 is on sale for $20 at the RWAHS bookshop in Perth and can be ordered online through the RWAHS Bookshop.