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Katharine’s Story

Join us for high tea in the beautiful Perth foothills at the heritage listed writers’ centre, Katharine’s Place. Explore the writer’s home and garden, learn about objects from the heritage collection and discover Katharine’s story with Dr Nathan Hobby.

Discover the fascinating life and works of Katharine Susannah Prichard, the first Australian novelist to gain international recognition with her 1915 novel, The Pioneers.

Katharine’s Place, also known as the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre, demonstrates a particular aesthetic relationship between the buildings and the wild, varied character of the garden.

Enjoy high tea and explore Katharine’s Place where, in her own words, she produced her ‘best literary works’. View the rarely seen objects from the Centre’s heritage collection and listen to a reading by Dr Nathan Hobby from his book The Red Witch: A Biography of Katharine Susannah Prichard.

This event is an unmissable opportunity to learn about an important part of Australian history while gaining an intimate insight to Katharine Susannah Prichard’s sometimes controversial, yet incredibly captivating, story.

Event date

Event Details

11 Old York Road, Greenmount, Western Australia

Sunday 30 April - 12pm to 4pm

Entry fees:
By donation
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Other things
you need to know:
There is a bus stop directly outside the Centre on Old York Road. The Centre is located on a residential street and looks like any other house: look for the 'Katharine’s Place' wooden plaque sign and bright green letterbox out front. Parking is available in the brick driveway and in front of the hedge, also on the upper gravel level (to the right of the house) and along the street. Overflow parking can be found down the gravel driveway to the immediate left of the house (look for the No Thoroughfare sign); please drive down here slowly.