Welcome to the City of South Perth Historical Society Inc.

T 9367 9243 (please leave a message) email: info@southperthhistoricalsociety.org

The City of South Perth Historical Society Inc. was established in 1989 to stimulate public interest in our local history, to encourage historical research and publication, and to promote the designation and preservation of historic sites, buildings and stories. It is an incorporated society.

Heritage House, Gallery and Cultural Centre

Current Opening hours

Thursday Friday Sunday 10am-4pm Sat 1-4pm



Chittering and Bindoon Wildflower Festival Day Trip

includes ticket to the performance of Uncovering May Gibbs

Saturday 16 September 2017 bookings closing soon


The May & Herbert Gibbs Collection


The City of South Perth Historical Society Inc. operate from the Gallery and Cultural Centre located at Heritage House, cnr. Mends Street and Mill Point Road, South Perth.

Heritage Exhibition


Built in 1904 as the South Perth Road Board building is open to explore and learn about the stories and history of this and the other
buildings and places of the South Perth District.

Chittering & Bindoon Wildflower Festival

Day Trip - Saturday 16 September

Coming Events:

AGM - Monday 20 November

6.00pm for 6.30pm

Venue: South Perth Library Function Room

Guest Speaker: Mr Geoff Glass, CEO

Christmas BBQ - Sunday 03 December '17

9:30am Heritage House

Please join us for this popular annual event.

$10 Breakfast and drinks

City of South Perth Heritage Matters Talk

Historical Bridges over the Swan River

111 Mill Point Road T. 9367 9243 Please leave a message Next Heritage Talk -

Sunday 16 September 2.00pm

Venue: South Perth Bowling Club

Admission $5 (includes afternoon tea)

RSVP: T. 9367 9243 leave a message

Gum-Nut Babies Exhibition

May the stories begin ...

May Gibbs, artist, illustrator, artist and

cartoonist.An exhibition celebrating
100 years of Gum-Nut Babies

First edition books, original artwork*,

early prints and memorabilia

© Northcott Society & Cerebral Palsy Alliance 2017

*with acknowledgement and thanks to the City of South Perth May & Herbert Gibbs Art Collection

Get involved

Since returning to our original base at Heritage House in 2013 we have consolidated and increased our annual activities through a programme of Exhibitions, Heritage Matters Talks, an educational Heritage Award, heritage support and participation in local events and numerous other pursuits.

Our membership are supportive and active.

We operate with the valuable assistance of volunteer Duty Officers who keep Heritage House open to the public every Friday, Saturday and Sunday - with increased opening times for special exhibitions.

Many tasks require additional volunteer hours and we welcome new volunteers. Please contact us on 9367 9243 and please leave a message.

May Gibbs, Mother of the Gumnuts

previous exhibitions...


  • Accessible event
  • Daily - 10am - 4pm, 20Aug-19 Sep 2016
  • Gold Coin Donation

A Park for Reasons

This exhibition will cover the story of Sir James Mitchell Park from its inception to present day with a focus on the Chinese Market Gardens.

see Events

  • Accessible event
  • Daily - 10am - 4pm, 05-19 Mar 2016
  • Gold Coin Donation



Tram - Original South Perth/Como Tram

The City of South Perth Historical Society in conjunction with

the Perth Electric Tramways Society (PETS) and the City of

South Perth have a tripartite agreement to restore and return

this 1899 tram to the City of South Perth. To keep up to date

with this restoration visit our projects page.