Explore the cemeteries and Gothic church at this heritage site and delve into Perth of yesteryear. Wander the cemeteries and rediscover stories of both tragedy and love. Over 10,000 people were buried here from 1829. Enjoy free entry weekends to National Trust Properties in WA during the festival.
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Join a guided tour of the Old Observatory in West Perth and discover the scientific background to this fascinating heritage site. Did you know that Frazer Avenue once lead straight to the door of the building? Book early as these tours sold out quickly last year.
Belmont Museum invites you to explore the Swan River foreshore within the City of Belmont, with award winning heritage team Two Feet at a Heartbeat. Wander through Rivervale, Belmont and Ascot, and discover the hidden history and Aboriginal heritage of this beautiful walking trail.
Wooroloo! Have you ever wondered about the history of this place with the amazing name? Join us for a guided walk around the townsite that has been home to sawmills, TB patients, and dancing horses.
A special evening and deluxe long-table dinner to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the historic Macpherson Homestead, which was built in 1869.
The 2019 Gingin Railway Station Heritage Festival Event will take you back in time and tell you the story of the station and its history. Numerous displays, entertainment, stalls and a family friendly event to boot.
Explore Warden Finnerty's Residence, built by timber magnate, Robert Bunning, for Coolgardie's first Resident Magistrate and Mining Warden, John Michael Finnerty. Stop in as you travel along the 650km Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail.
Once again the atmosphere at the Princess Royal Fortress will ring out with the explosion of gun fire to commemorate Albany’s unique military heritage.
In Nov 1978, the Cheynes Beach Whaling Company closed, ending the era of whaling in Australia. Forty years later, a new documentary film shares personal accounts and reflections on what was to become a defining moment in our history. Meet the characters from this film and discover their stories.
Join us for a fun and free day at Strawberry Hill. Families have the opportunity to go back in time to play old-fashioned games, follow a discovery trail through the house, or create a ‘masterpiece’. Bring a picnic to enjoy in the historic gardens.
Visit Strawberry Hill, a property associated with Napoleonic War hero Richard Spencer and his wife Ann, and the oldest government farm in WA.
Enjoy free entry during weekends to National Trust Properties in WA during the festival.
Old wares and collectables in the States oldest and most majestic Town Hall. The best little Antique Fair in the West has been running for nearly 30 Years . This will be the 4th year run by the York Friendship Club, with door proceeds directed to the Fred Hollows Foundation.
A meander by lamplight around the heart of historic York will send chills down your spine as you discover the darker side of those beautiful heritage buildings. Meet the nineteenth century Widow in Mourning on the steps of York Town Hall and be prepared to tread where others dare not go!
The lives of convicts stationed at York Convict Depot are revealed in a fascinating new display that draws upon recent archaeological excavations and the Residency Museum collections. Opening on Saturday 20 April at 2pm, there will be an archaeologist’s talk about the exhibits and digs on the site.
Silhouettes of York Anzacs were painted by local artists for the Centenary of Anzac, commemorating the sacrifices and hardships endured by the people of York. A selection of these unique creations is being displayed during the Heritage Festival, together with interpretation of their stories.
A very special opportunity to see the historic Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Admire the beautiful Robert Juniper stained glass windows and what is believed to be the last 1898 Albert Pease pipe organ in use in Australia. Delicious teas and bell ringing demonstrations are included.
There’s a lot more to the picturesque and tranquil hamlet of Greenhills than meets the eye – come along to one of the two special tours led by knowledgeable local historians who will reveal the hidden past of this quiet rural community and what went on there a hundred or so years' ago.