Advance notice of August talk

Our talk on Monday 13th August will be presented by Chris Durrant, a former Guildford Grammar teacher.  His talk is called ‘Under the Same Moon, A Story from the Great War’. While researching his uncle’s past, he and wife Shirley, a housemother at Guildford Grammar boarding school, dug into the history of the 46 Guildford Grammar […]

Talk on Monday 9th July

Our next guest speaker is Ms Jude Carr, Local History Librarian City of Swan who is presenting a talk entitled ‘Midland Monkey Town’. Midland would not be as we know it today if it wasn’t for the establishment of the Midland Railway Company at the end of the 1800s. This private company was set up […]

We’re looking for volunteers!

Do you have some spare time and love all things heritage? The Swan Guildford Historical Society is looking for volunteers, administration staff, tour guides research officers and more. We operate from 119 Swan St, Guildford. Do pop in to see us, Tuesday Wednesday or Thursday 9.30 am -5.00 pm. For more details ring 0417 713 […]

Guildford Colonial Gaol Relaunch

The Guildford Colonial Gaol was re-opened officially today, April 4th, after a 5 month and nearly $300,000 renovation project. Celia Miller, President of the Swan Guildford Historical Society welcomed guests and Paul Bridges, Curator of the Swan Guildford Historical Society thanked the City of Swan for working on this important project which should make the […]

New Anzac Resource in Guildford

A new website giving information and a special map that tells of the lives of Anzac soldiers in Guildford has been produced by the Guildford Association. Guildford ANZACS is an online database that allows you to search for specific serviceman and discover more about their lives and war records.

Temporary Display in Swan Valley Visitor Centre

The Swan Guildford Historical Society is currently mounting a temporary display – ‘Blood Sacrifice’ in the Swan Valley Visitor Centre  This honours the Field Ambulance and Australian Army Nurses of World War I. Learn about the training at Blackboy Hill camp of the 3rd Field Ambulance; the role of army nurses and the casualties of the […]

Explore the WA Police Gazette records for Guildford

The Swan Guildford Historical Society is pleased to announce that it now has an extract from the WA Police Gazettes 1876 – 1900 for the Guildford area on its website with an index of names and places.   This has been extracted and indexed by Ken Ross.  The Society is very grateful to Ken for his […]

History of Costume books for sale

The Swan Guildford Historical Society is pleased to have a few copies of an important publication – The History of Costume in Colonial Western Australia by Damayanthie Eluwawalage PhD, MPHA available for sale for $25 excluding P&P. This well illustrated book is a total of 226 pages and discusses the economical, sociological and cultural aspects […]

The SGHS joins Twitter!

The Swan Guildford Historical Society has recently joined Twitter!  Follow us to hear what we’re up to, and for advance information on our events.  We can be found at @GuildfordHistWA

Colonial Gaol and Taylor’s Cottage now open Thursdays

The SGHS are pleased to announce that the Colonial Gaol and Taylor’s Cottage are now open to visitors on Thursdays. The current hours are 9.30am to 2pm.