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Let’s Talk: Connections via air, sea, and land

Go on a voyage of discovery at Revolutions Transport Museum with our series of short talks. Focusing on objects from the Whiteman Collection, the talks will explore how humans form connections via air, sea, and land.

Join the Revolutions team and guest speakers as we explore how humans use technologies to build connections across vast distances. Each talk will focus on selected objects from the Whiteman Collection and ask you to consider the incredible heights, depths, and lengths we go to form connections with each other.


Saturday 27 April: Air – Learn how the Traeger pedal radio connected those living in remote parts of Australia to education and health services

Speakers: Steve Kennedy and Ian Wardell-Johnson

Members of the Northern Corridor Radio Group, based at Whiteman Park, will share stories and their wealth of knowledge about radio communication. One of the presenters will even be radioing-in to share a story about living on a station as a child, and his experience as one of the children who attended School of the Air, using a Traeger pedal radio!

You’ll also be able to view a Traeger on display in the museum, which is part of the Whiteman Collection, a generous bequest from the late Lew Whiteman.


Sunday 5 May: Sea – Discover the wonders and dangers of deep-sea diving and visit our new Maritime exhibition

Speaker: Aurora Philpin

Join us for a discussion about maritime archaeology from Aurora Philpin, a diving maritime archaeologist and Assistant Curator of Maritime Heritage, at the Western Australian Museum. Aurora will talk about diving and telling stories of the human past through objects from shipwrecks and associated sites.

You’ll also be able to view maritime technology items on display in the museum, including a c.1900s diving suit! These objects are part of the Whiteman Collection, a generous bequest from the late Lew Whiteman.


Saturday 11 May: Land – Go on a cross country journey through tough terrains and discover how people travelled across our vast State.

Speakers: Kevin Gellatly, Doug Kennedy and Simon Lekias

Members of the Shearers and Pastoral Workers Social Club will share anecdotes, photographs and video clips about their lives on the road as shearers, travelling over tough terrain to connect with shearing sheds all over Western Australia. The presentation will take place beside the iconic 1952 Bedford Truck in the museum, modified by Arthur Dunbar and used by the Synott & Dunbar shearing teams. This item was generously donated to Revolutions Transport Museum in 2020 by Marc Synott.



All talks are free to attend – please reserve your spot by calling 92096040 or email revolutions@whitemanpark.com.au

For more details, please visit www.whitemanpark.com.au/whats-on

Event dates

Event Details

233A Drumpellier Drive, Whiteman, Western Australia

Revolutions Transport Museum is located in the beautiful Whiteman Park with closest carparks 1 and 2. It is an accessible venue with disabled access toilets in the facility. Please check the Whiteman Park website before visiting for any road closures due to Metronet roadworks.


2pm to 3pm

Entry fees:
By donation
Prebooking requiredrevolutions@whitemanpark.com.au92096040
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities: