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.
Contexte géographique et culturel
The Shire of Yilgarn is a local government area in the Eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia about 400 kilometres east of Perth.
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Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte
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.
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.
Instruments de recherche, guides et publications
Zone de l'accès
Open Monday to Saturday 9.30am-12pm and 1.30-4pm, Sunday 1.30-4pm Closed Sunday mornings, Christmas Day and Good Friday.
Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation
One week's advance notice of visit required.
Zone des services offerts
Services d'aide à la recherche
Reference assistance available in person and by mail.
Services de reproduction
Copying services available for books, journals, original records to A3, photographs, newspapers, maps and plans.
Zone du contrôle
Identifiant de la description
Identifiant du service d'archives
Règles et/ou conventions utilisées
Niveau de détail
Dates de production, de révision et de suppression
Revised 4 May 2018
Notes relatives à la mise à jour de la notice
Local Studies (Thematic area)
Antares Street, Southern Cross
Postal address: PO Box 131 Southern Cross Yilgarn, Western Australia 6426