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 programmes:
- Research library
- Oral history
- Photographic Archives
- Historical Collection of Artillery weapons and memorabilia.
COMMITTEE 2017 / 2018
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
Hon Auditor Hugh Zimmerman
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS 2019
The Annual General Meetings of the two Organisations will be held at the Alf Adams Pavilion, Solomon Street
Mosman Park on Saturday 9th March 2019:
RAA A WA members register at 0900 for 0930 hrs meeting
RAAHS-WA members register at 0945 for 1015 hrs meeting.
All Members are urged to attend.
Agenda for the Meetings will include:
Reports – President, Treasurer, Auditor
Notices of Motion (where submitted)
Long service recognition – RAAHS Members
Election of Office Bearers
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 2019
2nd Feb 23rd Feb 30th Mar 27th Apr
25th May 29th Jun 27th Jul 31st Aug28th Sep 26th Oct 30th Nov 28th Dec
ENQUIRIES: Tel 92694544
Post Office Box 881 Claremont
The LEIGHTON BATTERY HERITAGE SITE
Last Updated Feb 2019