Gaye Sweeney – Tour Guide and Archivist

Gaye works two days a week as a librarian and commenced as a volunteer tour guide mid 2014.  “I grew up in Bassendean and have fond memories of visiting Guildford as a child.  I became a volunteer when I answered an advertisement calling to tour guides at the Swan Guildford Historical Society, and decided to give it a go.  Since then I have enjoyed being a tour guide each week, showing people around the Colonial Gaol and Taylor’s Cottage, and talking about Guildford’s importance in Western Australia’s history.  As well as tour guiding, I also work as the Society’s Archivist, adding to, and maintaining the Society’s extensive collection of books, documents and historic artefacts”.