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  2018 / 2019

President                               David Carter

Vice President                       Graham McKenzie Smith 

Secretary                               John Blylevens

Treasurer                               Neil Lodge

Committee member              Sue Lawrence

Committee member              Matthew Adams

Committee member               Phil Rowson

Curator                                   Don Rae

Special Projects Co-ordinator    Don Rae

IT Consultant                          Stan Davies

Newsletter                               Bob Arnold

 

 


 

NOTICE BOARD

 UPCOMING EVENTS FOR 2020

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS 2020

 

The Annual General Meetings of the Royal Australian Artillery Historical Society of WA (Inc) will be held at the Alf Adams Pavilion, Solomon Street Mosman Park on Saturday 7th March 2020:

 

RAAHS-WA members to register at 0945 for 1015 hrs meeting.

 

All Members are urged to attend.

 Agenda for the Meetings will include:

        1-Reports President, Treasurer, Auditor

 2-Notices of Motion (where submitted)

                  3-Long service recognition RAAHS Members

                                                                              4-General Business

                                                                                      5-Election of Office Bearers

 Notices of motion must be signed by the Proposer and the Seconder, and are to be lodged with the Secretary seven (7) days prior to the meeting.

 Nominations for election to the Management Committee are available from the RAAHS Secretary and lodged with the Secretary before the Meeting is declared open. Each nomination shall be endorsed with the signatures of the Nominee, Proposer and Seconder.

Morning Tea refreshments will be available at the meetings.

 RENEWAL OF SUBSCRIPTION

 Members are reminded that their 2020 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.

 

UPCOMMING DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 ANZAC Day 25th April 2020

 Gunner Day Guildford - 1st of November 2020

 Feast of St Barbara Dinner 4th of December 2020

 

 

LEIGHTON BATTERY
OPEN DAYS

The Leighton Battery Heritage Site is open on a regular basis

 every Sunday of the month 

from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. with tours of the tunnels every half hour.

 

COST: Adults $8.00 and Children (6 - 16 y.o.) $2.00. 

No Concessions EFTPOS and cash payment.


RAAHS BUSY BEES 2020

 25th Jan   29th Feb   28th Mar  18th Apr

30th May   27th Jun   25th Jul    29th Aug

26th Sep  31st Oct  28th Nov  19th Dec

 


 

 
 

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  June 2019