Federation Letter Box

  Recently this red pillar box was moved from just inside the driveway at 24 Meadow Street, and relocated to the front of our headquarters, 119 Swan Street Guildford. Originally made by the J & E Ledger iron foundry in Pier Street Perth, these pillar boxes were once a common sight in Perth and in […]

Guildford added to State Heritage Register

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

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.

Guildford to Bassendean swim

Check out our display entitled “The Guildford to Bassendean swim”.  It provides a glimpse of an era when the annual swim was a must for locals eager to test their skills.  A newspaper article describes an easy win by Sheila Holman, a momentous feat from the days when women were not encouraged to enter swimming […]

Group Tours

Guildford is a wonderful place to enjoy a group visit!  We welcome primary school groups, seniors and community groups to join us and learn about days gone by, or take a trip down memory lane. We offer group discounts for parties of 10 or more. EFTPOS facilities are available for your convenience. Talk to us […]

Volunteer with us

Are you interested in history and heritage?  The Swan Guildford Historical Society is looking for volunteers, administration staff, tour guides, researchers and more. Volunteers work in TWO areas.   Tour guides greet visitors and conduct tours of the Heritage Precinct.  Comprehensive training is provided for new tour guides.  A buddy system with experienced guides is in […]

Walking through history exhibition: 100 years of wedding dresses

Featuring items from the Swan Guildford Historical Society Collection Wedding dresses tell the rich and evolving stories of a culture and a society.  Marriage is an important occasion in a person’s life, and a joyful family celebration.  For the bride, much more than the groom, it is HER big day. In this exhibition we explore […]

Guildford ANZAC Records

The Guildford Association has produced a website called Guildford ANZACs, providing information on soldiers’ war records. It includes maps on where they lived before enlisting, occupation, religion, and marital and family status.  Other information includes battalion, where they served, date and place of those killed in action, health status of survivors, and the date individual […]