The heritage credentials of Ballardong, York precede the town’s establishment in 1829 as WA’s first inland town and its significant role in the establishment of the Swan River Colony. The links to the area of its original inhabitants, the Ballardong Noongar people, extends over 50,000 years.
Visitors to York can explore York’s fine collection of museums including the York Motor Museum, the Residency Museum, the Sandalwood Letterpress Print Museum and the Tipperary School, and wander through the remarkable Blands Town precinct at the southern end of the town, which is a story in itself.
The York Society is a proud contributor to the York Festival’s annual program delivering a range of popular walking tours that shine a light on aspects of York’s history. History buffs Rob Garton Smith and Ian Phillips, lead an exciting program of walking tours presented by LiveLighter providing stories and insights into York’s history. All history tours depart from Botanicalia Cafe, 152 Avon Terrace.
Check out the schedule below and book your spot on one of our walks today:
|Convict York Walk||9am||Sat 25 Sep||BOOK TICKETS|
|Clock Tour with Ian Phillips||11am||Sat 25 Sep||BOOK TICKETS|
|Death Tour||5pm||Sun 26 Sep||BOOK TICKETS|
|Architecture Walk||10am||Mon 27 Sep||BOOK TICKETS|
|Death Tour||5pm||Sat 2 Oct||BOOK TICKETS|
|Avon Terrace Walk||10am||Sat 2 Oct||BOOK TICKETS|
|Churches of York Tour||2pm||Sun 3 Oct||BOOK TICKETS|
|Architecture Walk||10am||Sun 3 Oct||BOOK TICKETS|
|Convict York Walk||9am||Sat 9 Oct||BOOK TICKETS|
|Death Tour||5pm||Sat 9 Oct||BOOK TICKETS|
|Clock Tour with Ian Phillips||2pm||Sun 10 Oct||BOOK TICKETS|
|Blacksmiths of York Walk||10am||Sun 10 October||BOOK TICKETS|