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
- 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
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
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.
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
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 Aug26th Sep 31st Oct 28th Nov 19th Dec
ENQUIRIES: Tel 92694544
Post Office Box 881 Claremont
Application Form to join our Association can be dowloaded HERE
The LEIGHTON BATTERY HERITAGE SITE
Last Updated June 2019