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 2014 / 2015
President David Carter
Vice President Graham McKenzie Smith
Secretary John Blylevens
Treasurer Neil Lodge
Assist. Sec/Treas Sue Lawrence
Committee member Matthew Adams
Committee member Phil Rowson
Curator Don Rae
Special Projects Co-ordinator Don Rae
IT Consultant Stan Davies
Newsletter John O'Brien
Hon Auditor Hugh Zimmerman
Sunday 1st November 2015
Stirling Square, Guildford
Feast of St Barbara
Friday 4th December 2015
Hobbs Artillery Park, Karrakatta
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 and we can not accept Credit Cards.
RAAHS BUSY BEES 2015
31st Jan 28th Feb 28th Mar 18th Apr
30tht May 27th Jun 25th Jul 29th Aug26tth Sep 24th Oct 28th Nov 19th Dec
ENQUIRIES: Tel 92694544
Post Office Box 881 Claremont
The LEIGHTON BATTERY HERITAGE SITE
Last Updated May 2015
Webmaster, John O'Brien