Northam Army Camp Heritage Association Inc.

View of the corrugated-iron buildings at Northam Army Camp. Building H8 at Northam Army Camp. View of a group of corrugated-iron buildings at Northam Army Camp. The sentry box at the entrance to Northam Army Camp.


The Northam Army Camp Heritage Association Inc (NACHA) is a non profit organisation, which was founded in 1997 as a result of community concern about the sale and removal of buildings from the Northam Army Camp and the Defence Department's plans to dispose of the site itself.

Although this did not eventuate, we at NACHA continue to be active in promoting the importance and history of the Northam Army Camp and its various phases of history.

We are especially interested in sharing the military, P.O.W and migrant experiences associated with the camp and putting a human face to the thousands of people who passed through its gate.

Our projects have included conducting talks and tours, creating exhibitions and, most recently, producing a DVD of interviews with servicemen and women, displaced persons and immigrants, and historians and other experts connected with the Northam Army Camp.

We encourage you to contact us to tell us your stories about this important place!


This website has been developed by NACHA with funding assistance from Lotterywest's Interpretation of Cultural Heritage grants program and in-kind contributions from the Shire of Northam and the Heritage Council of Western Australia through their Regional Heritage Advisory Service.

NACHA would like to thank all those who have provided information and photographs used in this website. The information has been provided to NACHA by people associated with Northam Army Camp and is used in good faith. NACHA takes all responsibility for use of the material and any issues regarding ownership or copyright should be directed to NACHA.

Particular acknowledgement is given to Jacqui Sherriff, Nonja Peters, Judy Durey, Peter Weatherly, Lindsay Peet, Mark Gargano, Murdoch University, the State Library of Western Australia and the Department of Defence.