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

 

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
General Business
Election of Office Bearers

 

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 2019

 2nd Feb   23rd Feb   30th Mar  27th Apr

25th May   29th Jun   27th Jul    31st Aug

28th Sep  26th Oct  30th Nov  28th Dec

 


 

 
 

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


The LEIGHTON BATTERY HERITAGE SITE

Last Updated  Feb 2019