September 25 – 28 @ The Astral, Crown Perth, WA. Log onto our Conference website for full program, registration and accommodation details.
Discover the history of gardens, parks, societies, institutional & recreational spaces from the western suburbs that contribute to the garden heritage of Western Australia.
Admission by gold coin donation
We are delighted to have as our guest speaker for our annual lecture Alec Coles, Chief Executive Officer, Western Australian Museum. Alec will speak on how the New Museum will build on the past strengths of the WA Museum and what new directions it might take, no doubt including reference to the recent State Government announcement about entry fees to the New Museum.
Historians and Archaeologists from near and far are coming together for a day-long symposium in the world heritage listed Fremantle Prison to present the latest research on convictism in Western Australia.
2018 marks 150 years since Hougoumont, the last convict ship to arrive in Australia, docked at Fremantle. To commemorate the sesquicentenary a bevy of events were planned. In January RWAHS hosted a lecture, “Hougoumont and its Warders and Pensioner Guards” and in February Pamela Statham Drew gave a lecture: "WA Convicts: their lives and influence on the Colony".