About the History Council

Formed in 2003 the History Council of Western Australia is an association dedicated to promoting the study, preservation and use of history in Western Australia. It is the peak body representing history in Western Australia. Members include local, family and labour history societies, Aboriginal organisations, migrant history associations, professional bodies, museums, libraries and archives, heritage organisations, and universities, as well as other organisations where historical work is undertaken.

The History Council of Western Australia regards an active engagement with history as essential to the well-being of contemporary society; recognises Western Australian history as enriched by diversity; and acknowledges that Western Australian people are custodians of their own history.

The History Council gratefully acknowledges support it has received from the Western Australian History Foundation. For more information about the Western Australian History Foundation including its history, its objects and its grants rounds, please follow this link to their website: http://www.wahistoryfoundation.org.au/index.htm

Presidents
2003-2007 Assoc Professor Jenny Gregory
2007-2011 Dr Sue Graham-Taylor AM
2011-2015 Dr Lise Summers
2016-         Professor Jenny Gregory AM