Royal Australian Artillery Historical Society

of Western Australia (Inc.)

 

 

The Royal Australian Artillery Historical Society of Western Australia (Inc) was formed in 1988 with the aim of "providing a self perpetuating organisation for the development and maintenance of artillery heritage within Western Australia."

The principal effort of the Society has been the opening of the wartime tunnels associated with the Leighton 6 inch Gun Battery. The Governor of Western Australia, Major General Michael Jeffery, AC, MC, officially opened the facility in November 1997.

Known as the Leighton Battery Heritage Site, the facilities are open for conducted tours by arrangement.

The wartime activities at this site were related to the Coast Artillery Branch, therefore the displays of photographs and memorabilia are oriented mainly to that Branch. Western Australia's Artillery history dates back to 1872. 

Why don't you join us in preserving this area of our past? 

Membership is open to anyone supporting its aims.

The Society sponsors the following programs:

  • Research library
  • Oral history
  • Conservation
  • Photographic Archives 
  • Historical Collection of Artillery weapons and memorabilia.

COMMITTEE  2020 / 2021

President                               David Carter

Vice President                       Graham McKenzie Smith 

Secretary                               John Blylevens

Treasurer                               Neil Lodge

Committee member               Jim Archibald

Committee member               Matthew Adams

Committee member               Phil Rowson

Committee member                 Ian Randles

Committee member                Don Rae ( Curator )

Committee member                Stan Davies ( IT Consultant )

Newsletter                               Bob Arnold

 

 

 

 

NOTICE BOARD

 UPCOMING EVENTS FOR 2021

 Gunner Day Guildford - 7th of November 2021

The 2021 Feast of St Barbara Dinner will be held on Friday 3rd December 2021

Volunteers Update 22-April 2020

Volunteers Update 17 May 2020

Volunteers Update 4 June 2020

 

 RENEWAL OF SUBSCRIPTION

 Members are reminded that their 2021 Subscription is now due and may be paid on the day or by cheque or postal note addressed to the Honorary Secretary of the relevant Association / Society at:

 Post Office Box 881

Claremont WA  6910

 Payment is preferred by direct bank transfer as below:

 *          $25 RAA Historical Society of WA (Inc) CSB BSB Number 066 103 Account 0090 3744

 If using this means, Members are reminded to include their name on the Bank transaction summary.

 

 

 

LEIGHTON BATTERY
OPEN DAYS

The Leighton Battery Heritage Site is open on a regular basis

 every Sunday of the month from 28th July 2021

from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. with tours of the tunnels every 20 minutes.

 

COST: Adults $10.00 and Children (6 - 16 y.o.) $4.00. 

No Concessions EFTPOS and cash payment.


RAAHS BUSY BEES 2021

 30th Jan   27th Feb   27th Mar  1st May

29th May   26th Jun   31st Jul    28th Aug

25th Sep  30th Oct  27th Nov 

 


 

 
 

ENQUIRIES: Tel  92694544
Post Office Box 881 Claremont
WA 6910
AUSTRALIA
email info@artillerywa.org.au

Application Form to join our Association can be dowloaded HERE


The LEIGHTON BATTERY HERITAGE SITE

Last Updated  March 2021