Talk on Monday 9th April

Our next speaker, Lois Haime, was introduced to Bill de Burgh a friend of the late Judith Harper. Bill was looking for someone to type out handwritten letters, letters written by Henry de Burgh and Lois kindly offered to oblige. Lois realised what a wealth of information the letters contained, regarding life of the early […]

Easter Opening hours

The Gaol and Taylor’s Cottage will be closed for tours on Good Friday 30th March; Easter Sunday (1st April) and Easter Monday (2nd April).  Tours will run on Easter Saturday (31st March) from 10am to 2pm.

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.