Associate and affiliate organisations
The Society works in collaboration with a number of community organisations.
The Society is a subscribed affiliate member of the:
- Federation of Australian Historical Societies
- Royal Western Australian Historical Society
- Walpole Community Resource Centre
The State Library of Western Australia
The State Library of Western Australia (SLWA) collects, preserves and shares physical and digital collections. It endeavours to provide access to everyone through its website, social media and community libraries.
It posts daily stories from its collection on the SLWA FaceBook Page..
Some of these stories direct application to Walpole, Nornalup and District:
- Have you ever heard of, been to or lived in Walpole? Let us take you there ... (6 May 2020)
- A Guest House, Parrot Pie, A Snake and A Bow Tie (17 December 2022): story based on an interview with Bernard Bellanger.
- My name is Sawdie (5 February 2023): about Bert Saw (photographer), Bow Bridge.
Many people use Trove (an initiative of the National Library of Australia) to access digital copies of archived Australian Newspapers and Journals.
The Society often uses the service. For example to read The Western Australian article on the inquest into the drowning of four visitors at the mouth of the Nornalup Inlet on 9 October 1944.
In a recent eBulletin The Federation of Australian Historical Societies wrote:
Researchers everywhere have been alarmed by the news that the future of Trove is in doubt because of insufficient funding by the federal government.
Western Australian Pioneers and Settlers
This FaceBook Group has regular posts from contributors (private group: you have to join) celebrating Western Australian Pioneers and Settlers.
A post by Bob Elsbury dated 21 May 2020 is about the 1931 tobacco plantation in Crystal Springs.