------------------- About the Society ------------------

The Kalamunda and Districts Historical Society was formed in 1969 to promote interest in the local history of the Shire of Kalamunda.

The Society holds monthly meetings, activities and visits throughout the year for its members.

A bimonthly bulletin is published to keep members informed of the latest news of the museums, members and interesting stories of Kalamunda's history. Other publications on the history of Kalamunda are also published by the Society.

The Society also manages Kalamunda History Village and Stirk Cottage on behalf of the Shire of Kalamunda. Kalamunda History Village is the largest local history museum in Western Australia. A dedicated group of volunteers ensure that the buildings, grounds and artifacts in the museums are maintained and are available for enjoyment by visitors.

You can support our work in various ways, join as a member, give your time and skills as a volunteers, buy our publications, donate your old pre 1970 photographs of Kalamunda district events, people and places and attend our history talks.

Aims and Objectives

To encourage the study and writing of the history of Kalamunda and its districts.

To collect, classify and preserve records relating to the history of Kalamunda and its districts.

To publish articles and selected records in special bulletins, or in an official journal of the Society, or by any other method approved by the Society's Committee.

To interchange information among members of the Society by lectures, readings, discussions and exhibitions of historical material.

To promote public interest in and support for the preservation of historical relics, including buildings and sites; recognition of notable anniversaries in Kalamunda and its districts history, and the erection of memorials to outstanding persons and events.

In conjunction with the Shire of Kalamunda, to establish and maintain historic museums and archives by entering into Management Agreements with the Shire to formalise the manner in which the Society shall occupy and manage the properties known as Kalamunda Museum, also known as History Village, and Stirk Cottage.

To promote social gatherings of members, particularly excursions to historic sites.

To found, subsidise or contribute to any institutions, scholarships or prizes to give to effect any of the objects specified herein.

Office Bearers 2017/2018

President  ~  Jenny Lewis

Vice President  ~ Tony Crowder

Secretary  ~  Paula Wilkins

Treasurer  ~  Tom Jackson

Archivist ~  John Ellison

Museum Officer  ~  Peter Watson

Technical Officer ~ Garth Bird

Collections Manager ~  Marie Garwood

Publicity Officer ~  Dianne Harrison

Committee Members  ~  Marie Garwood,  Sheila Jackson, Gigi Hesterman

New Members

New members are always welcome.

Please contact us on (08) 9293 1371 for further information about joining.


The annual membership subscriptions

Single Member (over 16) ~ $20.00

Couple/family ~ $25.00

Senior ~ $15.00

Senior couple ~ $20.00

Junior (under 16) ~ $12.00


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