Our Society

The Eastern Goldfields Historical Society Inc was formed in 1946, initially as a branch of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society, before becoming incorporated in 1979.

The Society operates out of the old Boulder Power Station in Hamilton Street, Boulder. See the 'Contact Us' section for our address, email and phone number.


We are open on Boulder Markets day which is on the 3rd Sunday of each month. There are demonstrations of dryblowing and panning off for gold by local prospector Linsday Stockdale. We also hold movie nights which are a lot of fun.

Other activities that the Society has to offer include:

        Excursions to places of historic interest.
        Heritage walks and tours of buildings.
        Book launches.
        Advice and training in historic research and preventative conservation.
        Or you may like to help compiling photographic records.

What is coming up in our diary. You are welcome to join us.

Check out our newsletters to see what we have done in the past.


We produce a newsletter to keep our members and interested people informed as to what is happeneing as well as the interaction on Facebook. You can view our newsletters here.

Newsletter for January 2015

Newsletter for September 2013

Newsletter for June 2013

Newsletter for February 2013

Newsletter for September 2012

Newsletter for May 2011

Opening Hours

Our premises are open to the public every Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm (excluding public holidays) for assisted research. (Please note we are closed from mid December to mid January). Arrangements can be made for opening outside these times.


We would love you to join our Society. It is very interesting and the members are keen to teach anyone who wishes to learn about our area and preserving our heritage.

Our Society is a non-profit organisation run solely by volunteers and we welcome any assistance in undertaking the rewarding tasks of preserving and promoting the rich history of the Eastern Goldfields.

Application for Membership form.


Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every second month at the Society's home, from 7pm. Visitors are most welcome to attend and we would love to see you there.

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