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.
contexto cultural e geográfico
The Shire of Yilgarn is a local government area in the Eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia about 400 kilometres east of Perth.
Mandatos/Fontes de autoridade
Políticas de gestão e entrada de documentos
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.
Instrumentos de pesquisa, guias e publicações
área de acesso
horário de funcionamento
Open Monday to Saturday 9.30am-12pm and 1.30-4pm, Sunday 1.30-4pm Closed Sunday mornings, Christmas Day and Good Friday.
Condição de acesso e uso
One week's advance notice of visit required.
área de serviços
serviços de pesquisa
Reference assistance available in person and by mail.
serviços de reprodução
Copying services available for books, journals, original records to A3, photographs, newspapers, maps and plans.
Zona do controlo
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Identificador da instituição
Regras ou convenções utilizadas
Nível de detalhe
Datas de criação, revisão ou eliminação
Revised 4 May 2018
Línguas e escritas
Notas de manutenção
Pontos de acesso
Pontos de acesso
Local Studies (Thematic area)
Área de transferência
Antares Street, Southern Cross
Postal address: PO Box 131 Southern Cross Yilgarn, Western Australia 6426