Who We Are

The Maylands Historical and Peninsula Association Inc (MHPA) is a non-profit incorporated association focused on the history and heritage of the Perth suburb of Maylands in Western Australia. Our members, Committee and sponsors all work together to help our Association to research, celebrate, share and care for the history and heritage of our fascinating suburb.

Our Association formed in October 1992 at a public meeting held in the Maylands Library. We were promoted by the Maylands Ratepayers and Residents Association and declared the Maylands Historical Society by the Mayor of the City of Stirling. We were officially registered as the Maylands Historical Society Incorporated on 1 December 1992.

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On 5 June 2003, we merged with the Peninsula Association and changed our name to the Maylands Historical and Peninsula Association Inc. to reflect the caretaker work we helped with at the Old Peninsula Hotel in addition to our other historical work.

In 2012, the City of Bayswater provided our Association with a lease for the Old Police Station on Guildford Road in Maylands. We began operating from that building on Friday 19 October 2012 with an opening attended by past and current members, City of Bayswater Councillors and Mayor, and other members of the public.

In November 2022, our Association celebrated 30 years of telling our stories of Maylands by holding a History and Heritage Month.


Our Aims & Objectives

The objects of the Association as detailed in our Constitution are:

  • To collect, classify and preserve records relating to the history of Maylands and surrounding areas.
  • To preserve the natural and built heritage of the Maylands area.
  • To generate a strong civic pride in the Maylands area from all sections of the community and to encourage fellowship of an historic nature.
  • To purchase, lease, hire or by any other legal means acquire any real or personal estate necessary or convenient for the purpose of the Association.
  • To buy, sell, supply and deal in all kinds of apparatus and all kinds of provisions, liquid and solid, required or used by members of the Association.
  • To hire and employ all classes of persons whose services may be deemed necessary for the purposes of the Association.
  • To invest moneys of the Association not immediately required for any of its objects in such a manner as from time to time may be determined.
  • To do all such other lawful things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objects aforesaid or any of them

Our Executive Committee

Our 2023/2024 committee was elected at the AGM in October 2023.


      • Keith Cundale – President

      • Sue Cundale – Treasurer and Secretary

      • Bevan Marshall – Committee Member

      • John McClennan – Committee Member


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    Support Us

    You can support the work of Maylands Historical and Peninsula Association by:

    • coming to our monthly meetings in the Dining Room at the Old Peninsula Hotel, Railway Parade Maylands at 7.30 pm on the third Monday of each month,
    • visiting our displays in the Old Police Station, Guildford Road, Maylands on Wednesdays between 9.30 am and 3.30 pm and the first Saturday of each month between 10 am and 2 pm (except for January),
    • linking to our website.
    • following our Facebook page, Flickr photostream, or our YouTube channel,
    • commenting on, updating and adding to our information,
    • being the interviewer or interviewee  for an oral history interview about some aspect of the history of Maylands, Western Australia,
    • making a donation of cash, images or small artefacts to our association,
    • buying some of the items we have for sale, or
    • joining our association,
    • becoming one of our volunteers,
    • becoming one of our sponsors.