History at your service
Keeping in touch with members is of paramount importance. We like sharing our activities and achievements with everyone.
Two key regular publications are the newsletter History West, published monthly throughout most of each year, and the annual journal Early Days.
Wondering what's on at the next monthly general meeting? History West tells you about the guest speaker, as well as offering news and views given by our contributors. Some are specialists. Others see heritage all over . . . in a lace tablecloth, in a letter from a great-grandmother, in drawings of a three-masted ship.
The newsletter also has book reviews, highlighting works covering local history, and reports on tours and events. Tours include Perth locations and regional areas. Events include quiz nights and morning teas where book sales, and lively talks by their authors, are on the menu.
News from regional and regional affiliated historical societies is also summarised in History West.
Early Days is your chance to catch up with a year of monthly meetings. Most of the papers presented at the general meetings on the third Wednesday of each month (February to November) are included.
Our Bookshop sells individual issues and bound volumes of Early Days.
Full text copies of papers in Volumes 12 and 13 of Early Days can also be viewed on-line through RMIT’s website
Subject and Author Title Indexes of Early Days and a general Early Days Index are available. If you wish to search this Index you will need to download it onto your computer by clicking on the symbol (down arrow with a bar underneath) on the bar at the top right hand corner of the document and use Acrobat to find the search facility.
We know how to socialise
Wine, nibbles and soft drinks are served before the monthly general meetings. Please arrive by 5.30pm for a chance to get to know us in a relaxed atmosphere.
The formal part of the evening and the presentation of a research paper with accompanying illustrations, starts at 6pm.
- 15 February 2017 - The Fortuyn and other lost Dutch Shipwrecks - Graeme Henderson
- 1 March 2017 - Georgiana Molloy:the mind that shines - Bernice Barry - History in the City
- 15 March 2017 - James Henry Shaw 1855 - 1908 a life of incident and adventure - Aidan Kelly