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Events

Swan Guildford Historical Society warmly welcomes members and friends to join us at regular events held throughout the year. All events are advertised on the Website, and on Facebook.
Colonial Costumes
Monthly History Talk | 8 April 2024
St. Matthews Anglican Church Hall, Stirling Square Guildford
08/04/2024
7:00 pm
Our next Monday night with a guest speaker event takes place on 8th April.
 
Guest speaker Lois Haime is a member of Swan Guildford Historical Society.
Her topic is Ëarly policing in Western Australia.  In the gold rush era George O'Hern came from Ned Kelly country to join the Mounted Police in colonial Western Australia.  He soon found himself on escort duty to Cobb and Co. Coaches, carrying gold out of the Peak Hill mine in the Murchison.  The story of outback policing unfolds through the generations. Descendant Lois Haime will include some tall tales and true from a bygone era.   
 
At the conclusion of the talk, join us for a light supper and some conversation. 
 
All welcome.

Annual Events

Fan And Shoe

Australian Heritage Festival April – May

Each year we participate in the Australian Heritage Festival held in April / May, hosted by the National Trust. Tours and events are organised around the annual theme chosen by the National Trust. Events may include walking tours, exploring pioneering days in Guildford, or behind the scenes tours of our headquarters.
Guildford Memorial

Anzac Day 25th April

Join us at the Guildford war memorial in Stirling Square for an ANZAC Day service commencing at 9am. After the ANZAC Day ceremony, come to the St. Matthews Anglican Church Hall for a cup of tea and an ANZAC biscuit.
Wa Day 2022

Western Australia Day First Monday in June

Join us at the Guildford war memorial in Stirling Square for an ANZAC Day service commencing at 9am. After the ANZAC Day ceremony, come to the St. Matthews Anglican Church Hall for a cup of tea and an ANZAC biscuit.

Exhibitions

Entry is FREE, so take the time to browse and enjoy these exhibitions.

WA's Colonial Past

Three rooms within the Swan Valley Visitors Centre building are in use by the Society as an exhibition space.

One exhibition explores Western Australia’s Colonial past. It tells the story of Guildford as an inland port, convicts in the Colony, the impact of the railway, and how Guildford became a fashionable address for the rich and famous in the late 19th Century.

Items on display include costumes, paintings, and furniture belonging to the Swan Guildford Historical Society.

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Walking through History: 100 Years of Wedding Dresses

A second exhibition is called Walking through history: 100 years of wedding dresses.

It features beautiful wedding dresses, exploring the choices brides made for their special day, including the fabric and style of gowns. Accessories such as boots, flowers, head dress and hats are also displayed. These items bring the past to life, while at the same time recognising how tradition impacts on the present as well as future generations of brides and grooms.

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