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In April and May thousands of event organisers and volunteers across Western Australia managed over 130 events to celebrate our fantastic heritage, history and culture.
In 2018, we will once again launch on 18 April, International Day for Monuments and Sites, the Australian Heritage Festival which we hope will be even more inclusive and community inspired. In WA, the festival will run from 18 April – 20 May and we’ve provided lots of useful information, tips and help to ensure your event is a success.
This year we are focusing on what makes a place special, encouraging us all to embrace the future by sharing the strengths of our cultural identities. The 2018 Australian Heritage Festival theme is My Culture, My Story celebrating the diversity of cultures that have shaped our shared heritage. The Festival is an opportunity to reflect on the places where we live, work and travel and why they are memorable, celebrating our many diverse and distinctive cultures. So we call on communities to treasure their local cultural and natural heritage by telling their stories and celebrating their traditions, including storytelling, music, food, dance, traditional games and crafts.
What are the cultures of your region, and how are they celebrated? What are the stories of your community? Do you know an untold story that should be shared? What is the role of new generations in celebrating and protecting our heritage?
Please join us and get involved for what will be an amazing celebration.
Event registrations are now open. While the deadline for the WA printed program was Sunday 17 December, you can still register your events up until the end of March and have them listed on a dedicated page on the website.
Please contact the WA coordinator via firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 9321 6088 during office hours if you have any queries.
The Australian Heritage Festival is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s National Trusts Partnership Program.