Bridgetown Historical Society
The Bridgetown Historical Society Inc., affiliated with the Royal Western Australian Historical Society, is the custodian of historical artefacts, photos and ephemera relating to earlier Bridgetown society.
The Society also curates the Bridgetown Police Station 1880 Museum, located at 148 Hampton Street.
This photograph was taken in October 1898. The official opening of the railway station had been booked for early October, but regrettably none of the dignitaries or parliamentarians from Perth could attend, so the official opening was postponed until 1st December 1898 to coincide with show day. This photograph is of the unofficial opening. The first train arrival into Bridgetown was in July 1898.