Our History

Our History

Ron Maidment Archives Room

Situated in the Iluka Capel Public Library, the Ron Maidment Archives Room is the centre for our Shire’s history. The Collection preserves and celebrates the history of places, people and activities within the Shire of Capel. The collection consists of images, booklets and reports, community newsletters, rates books, oral history recordings, family papers, books including inscribed bibles, and museum objects such as textiles, original Shire Hall artifacts, and honour boards.

Opening Hours

  • Thursdays: 10am – 4pm

Want to Make a Donation?

Donations of historical or contemporary images, ephemera and documents pertaining to the Shire of Capel or to families residing within the Shire, residents, events, businesses and industries are encouraged and warmly received.

Research Requests

Research requests may be made in person, by phone or email.  Research is usually carried out by volunteers.

We recommend making an appointment and filling out a research request form prior to help us in preparing resources for your visit.

Research request forms are available to download from our website, from any of our Shire Libraries or via email.

Please email forms to: mailto:localhistory@capel.wa.gov.au

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