Monday night meeting with a guest speaker: 12th September 2022

Our next Monday night meeting with a guest speaker takes place on 12th September 2022. Time:  7.30pm start Venue:  St. Matthews Anglican Church Hall, Stirling Square Guildford Dr. Leigh Straw, researcher, historian, and author from Notre Dame University will be talking about her new book, “The petticoat parade: Madam Monnier and the Roe Street brothels”.  […]

Treasured island: 175 years of growing up in Guildford

  Copies of this book written by Laura Nolan can be purchased through the Society. Price:  $35 for members, or $40 for non members. Plus postage and handling charges: $15. To secure your copy: Payment online: Name ‘Swan Guildford Historical Society BSB: 066 109.  Account: 1001 1313 Include your surname and the word ‘book’in the […]

Guildford on the State Register of Heritage Places

  In July 2019, the town of Guildford was included in the State Register of Heritage Places, the first to be registered under the new State Heritage Act 2018. Nominated by the City of Swan, it was preceded by engagement with local people, including the Indigenous Whadjuk Working Party. The Award recognises Guildford as an […]

Video: Historic Guildford

Take a tour around Guildford with Celia Miller, long time member and past President of the Swan Guildford Historical Society. Celia was interviewed by Chrissie Morrissey during a segment of the television program Destination WA.

Museum Tours and Prices

We conduct guided tours of the Historic Precinct at Guildford.  Individuals, primary school groups, seniors and community groups are welcome to visit and hear stories about law and order, and family life in days gone by. OPENING HOURS: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday,  10AM to 2PM.  (Last tour starts at 1.30PM) TOUR PRICES: Adults : $5 […]

Volunteering at the Colonial Gaol

  Do you love history and heritage?   Opportunities are open for enthusiastic volunteers to join our team of tour guides. Volunteers conduct tours of the museum in the Guildford Heritage Precinct.   Full training provided.  A buddy system is in place, pairing new recruits with experienced tour guides. We rely on volunteers to show visitors around, […]

Exhibition: 100 years of wedding dresses

Walking through history:  100 years of wedding gowns Weddings are an important occasion in any person’s life, and also a joyful family celebration.  This exhibition features items from the Swan Guildford Historical Society collection, with wedding dresses that tell the rich and evolving stories of a culture and a society. We explore stories of gowns, […]

Guildford ANZACS Records

Produced by the Guildford Association, the Guildford ANZACS website provides information on soldiers from Guildford who signed up in the First World War.  It includes maps on where they lived before enlisting, occupation, religion, and marital and family status.  Other information includes the battalion, where they served, date and place of those killed in action, […]