Robert Mitchell, ‘Pensioner Guards and Local Forces’

When: 06:00pm – 24/01/2018

Location: RWAHS – 49 Broadway Nedlands

The Royal Western Australian Historical Society (Inc.)


Western Australian Genealogical Society (Inc.)

Fitxpatrick - Enrolled Pensioner Force

End of Transportation 150th Anniversary

Robert Mitchell – Pensioner Guards and Local Forces

The arrival of the Hougoumont into Gage Roads marked the end of the transportation era worldwide.

The 9 January 2018 will mark the 150th Anniversary, the WA Genealogical Society (Inc.) and the Royal WA Historical Society (Inc.) are holding as series of Joint Presentations and Displays of Artefacts and Photographs of the men who came to the Swan River Colony both in chains and in Uniform.

Robert Mitchell, Executive Officer Museums Galleries Australia, Western Australia will talk about the Enrolled Pensioner Force who arrived with the Convicts and the Local Military Forces who looked out for the Settlers.

Wednesday 24 January 2018 @ 6pm

Refreshments available from 5.30pm. Bookshop open until 6pm.

Gold Coin donation, Visitors welcome

Venue: Stirling House 49 Broadway Nedlands

Tel: 9386 3841 email:


Christmas Party 2017

The FHS had a wonderful Christmas Party at Samson House. Many thanks to John Viska, Garden History Society and Kelly Rippingale, National Trust of Western Australia for leading tours of the house and gardens.





Oral History Workshops

The Oral History Association is running a weekend of accredited oral history training on 18-19 November, 10am-4 pm.

The nationally accredited oral history training will be delivered over two days by Dr Elaine Rabbitt (PhD oral history) and WA Oral History President Doug Ayre.

Elaine has developed the oral history training package for AHCILM404 Record and document Community History, drawn from the wealth of oral history teaching materials that are available in Australia and overseas.

Too busy to treat yourself to a weekend of oral history – think again? This is a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the practicalities of oral history and gain nationally recognised certification. This is a stepping stone for further learning and possible employment opportunities.

The two workshops are practical and hands on. Students will learn how to use professional recording equipment and they can bring their own recording devices.

Course Costs: $350 (No GST) for OHA members, concession card holders and students
$395 (No GST) for non-members & includes annual membership to OHA.

For register contact: Elaine Rabbitt –
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