Yilgarn History Museum Southern Cross Incorporated, Western Australia

Identity area

Identifier

daa/446

Authorized form of name

Yilgarn History Museum Southern Cross Incorporated, Western Australia

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Formerly Southern Cross and Districts Historical Society
  • Formerly Southern Cross and Yilgarn District Historical Society and Museum

Type

  • Community

Contact area

 

Secretary

Type

Address

Street address

Antares Street, Southern Cross
Postal address: PO Box 131 Southern Cross

Locality

Yilgarn

Region

Western Australia

Country name

Postal code

6426

Telephone

Fax

Note

Description area

History

The Southern Cross Historical Society began in 1971 and the Yilgarn Museum in 1979. Both entities operated with the same members under the title Southern Cross and Yilgarn District Historical Society and Museum.

The Southern Cross and Districts Historical Society, which used to be a separate association, was combined with the History Museum some years ago and they are now known as the Yilgarn History Museum Southern Cross Incorporated.

The museum is a Recognised Local Museum under the WA Museums Act, the building is vested in the Yilgarn Shire which does any maintenance. Museum artefacts are housed in the former Court House.

Geographical and cultural context

The Shire of Yilgarn is a local government area in the Eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia about 400 kilometres east of Perth.

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Acquisition of journals, photos, newspapers etc pertaining to the history of Yilgarn Area and towns within that Shire. Also diaries, oral history, autobiographies of people and families who have lived, worked and pioneered in this area.

Buildings

Holdings

Shire Council: Minute books.
Individual diaries and published books, 1888- present.
Newspapers published within Southern Cross.
Yilgarn Museum: Papers and publications, 1888- present.
Individuals: Books, theses, autobiographies, family trees and records.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Open Monday to Saturday 9.30am-12pm and 1.30-4pm, Sunday 1.30-4pm
Closed Sunday mornings, Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Access conditions and requirements

One week's advance notice of visit required.

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reference assistance available in person and by mail.

Reproduction services

Copying services available for books, journals, original records to A3, photographs, newspapers, maps and plans.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 4 May 2018

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Antares Street, Southern Cross Postal address: PO Box 131 Southern Cross
Yilgarn, Western Australia 6426