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 […]

10th Light Horse Statue coming to Guildford

ON THE 25th August 2018, after numerous committee meetings, the LIGHT HORSE STATUE COMMITTEE were ready to announce the winning artist to produce an interactive bronze statue of a horse and trooper, commemorating the formation of the 10th Light Horse Regiment in Guildford.  Once completed, the statue will be placed in Stirling Square. The announcement […]

We’re looking for volunteers!

Do you have some spare time, love history, and all things heritage?  The Swan Guildford Historical Society is looking for volunteers, administration staff, tour guides, researchers and more. Our volunteers work in TWO different areas.   Tour guides at the Colonial Gaol meet and greet visitors, and take them on a tour that describes law and […]

Guildford Colonial Gaol Relaunch

In 2017, after five months of extensive renovations, the Guildford Colonial Gaol was officially re-opened for business. Celia Miller, President of the Swan Guildford Historical Society welcomed guests.  The Curator of the Swan Guildford Historical Society then thanked the City of Swan for working on this important project.  The renovations should make the heritage building […]

Guildford ANZAC’s Records

A website www.guildfordanzacs.org.au giving information and a special map that tells of the lives of Anzac soldiers in Guildford has been produced by the Guildford Association.  Guildford ANZACS is an online database that allows you to search for specific serviceman and discover more about their lives and war records.

Explore the WA Police Gazette records for Guildford

The Swan Guildford Historical Society is pleased to announce that it now has an extract from the WA Police Gazettes 1876 – 1900 for the Guildford area on its website with an index of names and places.   This has been extracted and indexed by Ken Ross.  The Society is very grateful to Ken for his […]

History of Costume books for sale

The Swan Guildford Historical Society is pleased to have a few copies of an important publication – The History of Costume in Colonial Western Australia by Damayanthie Eluwawalage PhD, MPHA available for sale for $25 excluding P&P. This well illustrated book is a total of 226 pages and discusses the economical, sociological and cultural aspects […]

Cradle of the Colony exhibition

In 2015 the Swan Guildford Historical Society opened an exhibition “Cradle of the Colony – A story of Guildford and the Swan Valley” which is available for viewing at the Courthouse  building, Meadow Street, Guildford. The exhibition tells the story of the history of Guildford and the Swan Valley from the early days of the […]