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 programmes:

  • Research library
  • Oral history
  • Conservation
  • 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 BOARD

ANZAC DAY 2018

Dawn Service Irwin Barracks

ANZAC DAY March and Service - Perth CBD

Fellowship Hobbs Artillery Park

Full Details Here. 

All members wishing to attend Irwin Barracks (including children) should email brad.pearce@correctiveservices.wa.gov.au and brad.pearce@defence.gov.au NLT17 2200 h Apr 18 to allow full gate access to (no pass no access).

 

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 Visa/Master cards and cash payment.


RAAHS BUSY BEES 2018

27th Jan     24th Feb     31st Mar     28th Apr

26tht May     30th Jun     28th Jul     25th Aug

27th Sep     27th Oct    24th Nov     29th Dec

 


 

 
 

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


The LEIGHTON BATTERY HERITAGE SITE

Last Updated  Apr 2017