The stories of the people who settled, worked and lived in Guildford have fascinated many.  We aim to tell more of their lives here – from the first settlers and historical magistrates of Guildford, through to how many Guildford streets reflect the names of families who lived here.

WALTER PADBURY 1820 – 1907


Walter Padbury was a pioneer of Western Australia, a successful pastoralist and businessman, and a much loved philanthropist. He was one of the original settlers of Western Australia and worked hard to become one of the richest men in the colony. Read more about his story here