The Governor visited the Royal WA Historical Society to explore the organisation’s extensive collection of Western Australian history across its bookshop, library and museum.
The Governor also met with the Society’s dedicated council members and councillors.
The Governor toured the building with the Society’s President (Mr Steve Errington), Vice President (Mrs Sally Anne Hasluck OAM) and Secretary (Ms Pamela Statham Drew).
Currently on display in the museum is the ‘Western Land’ exhibition, showcasing 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. Museum visits are free.
The Governor is proud to be Patron of the Royal WA Historical Society.
About the Society
The Royal Western Australian Historical Society (Inc) (RWAHS) was formed in 1926. In 90 years it has grown from a small group of people to about 800 members and organisations, including a network of 74 Affiliated Societies interested in preserving the history of Western Australia and to one with a royal charter.
It houses a fascinating museum with a unique art collection, an extensive reference Library, photograph archive and a boutique bookshop of Western Australian history publications.
The Society has always been actively involved in advocacy for history and heritage across the State and over the last decade or so its influence in that regard has grown.