Kenmore and District Historical Society Incorporated
The Kenmore & District Historical Society Inc aims to research, promote, record and publish the history of the Kenmore district, including the suburbs of Kenmore, Kenmore Hills, Chapel Hill, Fig Tree Pocket and Pullenvale.
The Annual General Meetings held in November each year and the committee meets each year for a planning day to assess current activities and to plan for the next year.
The Society was formed through a Steering Committee late in 2013.
A Management Committee was formed early in 2014 and first met in February and became officially incorporated in May 2014. There are many members of the Society who have lived in the Kenmore district for many decades. There are also younger people who have a keen interest in understanding the continuity of the community in which they live.
The current committee members are:
President Judy Magub
Secretary Ian Muirhead
Treasurer John Carter
The Kenmore and District Historical Society meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month from 7 to 9 pm at the Kenmore Library Meeting Room, unless otherwise advised.
Our next meeting for 2021 will be held on Thursday 16 September at 7pm in the meeting room at Kenmore Library.
This month’s guest speaker is Allan Tonks, who will be speaking about World War II Heritage on Mt Coot-tha. Allan is a keen amateur historian with a fondness for hiking and genealogy. He became interested in WWII history at Mount Coot-tha after seeing a US Navy map in Janet Spillman’s book History of Mt Coot-tha and has, since then, located many of the former magazine sites on the mountain. He most recently contributed a chapter titled ‘The Rigby family during the First World War’ to the book STEPHENS and WAR, published in 2020 by the Annerley Stephens History Group Inc.
Meeting Dates for 2021 are:
October 21 and November 18.
Members will be notified in advance of any changes to these dates.
For further information contact the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone is welcome to join the Kenmore & District Historical Society Inc. The benefits of becoming a member are detailed below.
- Knowledge that you are supporting volunteer work within the Society
- Receipt of a monthly newsletter
- Events and activities
- Free access to research material
- Monthly meeting with a guest speaker
- Opportunity to meet others from our local community who have an interest in history
- Be involved in the process of recording and preserving our local history for future generations
A membership application form can be completed here.
Resource Location and Arrangements
The Kenmore and District Historical Society (KDHS) has a collection of resources covering a broad range of themes on Kenmore and district. The RSL have generously allowed KDHS to store these valuable resources, as well as a printer and computer, at the RSL rooms at the Fairview Aged Care Facility, Pinjarra Hills. The room is a place where members of KDHS can view the society’s resources and research material.
Please note that the KDHS collection can be viewed by appointment only. If any members wish to view our records please contact the Committee at email@example.com
If you can assist with our research we would be very grateful. Maybe you have early photos of the area or maybe you are a long term resident and would like to share with us your memories in an oral history.