Beverley Historical Society, Western Australia

Identity area

Identifier

daa/406

Authorized form of name

Beverley Historical Society, Western Australia

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Dead Finish Museum, Beverley, Western Australia

Type

  • Community

Contact area

Type

Address

Street address

Dead Finish Museum, Corner of Morrison Street and Hunt Road, Beverley

Locality

Beverley

Region

Western Australia

Country name

Postal code

6304

Telephone

See website for current numbers.

Fax

Note

Description area

History

The Beverley Historical Society was formed by volunteers in 1987 to foster the safe-keeping and promotion of Beverley’s Heritage.

The society operates from the Dead Finish Museum in Hunt Road, Beverley. The museum is housed in the oldest building in Beverley, the “Wheatsheaf Inn”, built by Alfred Smith in 1872. It holds a very fine collection of artefacts depicting life in Beverley since settlement in 1831.

Geographical and cultural context

Beverley is a town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, 133 kilometres south-east of the state capital, Perth, between York and Brookton on the Great Southern Highway. It is on the Great Southern railway line.

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Officer-in-charge: President

Records management and collecting policies

The society collects material relating to the district.

Buildings

Holdings

Holds material relating to the district and people associated with it, including:

  • family histories
  • photographs
  • some old maps and title deeds
  • minutes and journals of defunct businesses and clubs.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Museum hours: every Sunday 11am-3pm from mid-March to November and at any other time requested.
The archives for the Beverley area are not available for general public viewing.

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

If people have a specific question we try to provide an answer but we have no paid staff.

Reproduction services

Public areas

The museum.

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 20 April 2018

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Dead Finish Museum, Corner of Morrison Street and Hunt Road, Beverley
Beverley, Western Australia 6304