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Western Land – a journey through our collection

Nedlands, wa

This exhibition draws on the Society’s collection to tell stories that reflect the rich mix of cultures that have shaped Western Australia’s history, both before and after colonisation. Groups bookings welcome if pre-organised. Refer separate listing for open day and talk on 6 May.

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Reflections of UK place names in Nedlands Culture and Heritage

Nedlands, wa

This free event will celebrate and explore places in Great Britain that have inspired names of streets and suburbs in the City of Nedlands.

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Stolen Generation Stories

Bentley, wa

Stolen Generation Stories

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South Perth’s Old Mill – Fact and Fiction

South Perth, wa

The Old Mill has been through extraordinary changes in the last 183 years. Architectural historian Prof John Stephens and historical novelist Prof Ian Reid will give an illustrated and integrated presentation on the many-faceted cultural history of this landmark community building.

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Convicts in Canning

Riverton, wa

Convicts in Canning

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The good oil – the story (and taste) of the olive in Wanneroo

Wanneroo, wa

Learn about the remarkable history of olives and olive oil in Wanneroo, followed by a tantalising tasting and learning session about table olives and olive oils hosted by a leading Western Australian olive oil judge.

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Bus Preservation Society WA Depot Tour

Whiteman, wa

Enjoy a rare opportunity to see the Bus Preservation Society of WA's impressive fleet of restored buses and tour the workshops where they make it happen! You’ll get to inspect their impressive collection of heritage buses, including some that are currently under repair or restoration.

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The Prosecution Project: digitising Australia’s crime and punishment records

Perth, wa

Griffith University's Prosecution Project is creating a database about the history of the criminal trial in Australia. Hear and learn about this ground breaking project which includes digitisation of WA Supreme Court records held by the State Records Office.

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Lecture: The HMAS Sydney II Story

Fremantle, wa

One of two fascinating lectures from Commodore Bob Trotter OAM RAN (Ret’d) on some of Western Australia’s most famous… and less well known maritime stories.

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Ghosts of Mosman Park: the decline of industry.

Peppermint Grove, wa

Cate Pattison will present Ghosts of Mosman Park. See images and listen to the people who lived and worked in and around the factories which provided the life blood of the suburb in the mid 20th Century and hear their opinions regarding the changes which have taken place in the past half century

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The Forgotten Ones

Mount Claremont, wa

A unique opportunity to come inside the beautifully restored Montgomery Hall, once the administration building of the Claremont Mental Hospital (1903-1984). Hear the tales of "The Forgotten Ones" who lived within the hospital's walls.

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Living History: Reading the People of Belmont

Cloverdale, wa

An interactive panel discussion featuring representatives from the diverse cultures and communities within the City of Belmont, hosted and moderated by author, broadcaster and former Executive Director of Heritage Perth, Richard Offen.

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ANZAC Day at ANZAC Cottage

Mount Hawthorn, wa

This event involves a free wreath making workshop for children so that they can participate in the ANZAC Day ceremony held at sundown. ANZAC Cottage will be open for visitors, there will be talks detailing the Cottage's rich history during the day and the "Field of Remembrance" will be on display.

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Aboriginal Culture and Society

Hillarys, wa

A presentation on aboriginal culture and society from their perspective

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Talk: The History of Fremantle’s Submarine Bases in World War II

Fremantle, wa

Join one of our Museum Submarine Guides to learn about the strategic importance of Western Australia in defence of the South West Pacific Area.

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Tractor Museum: Modus Operandi

Whiteman, wa

Go behind the scenes of the Tractor Museum of Western Australia to discover the work our members do to restore farm land machinery, while enjoying commentary about artefacts from all walks of rural life in WA.

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Whiteman Park’s 2018 Collector Card Trail

Whiteman, wa

Whiteman Park will release its fifth set of quality Heritage Collector Cards featuring an item from each of the Park’s seven heritage collections. Pick up a collector card trail map to discover each of the treasures featured in the 2018 series!

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Free Entry Weekends at Peninsula Farm

Maylands, wa

Peninsula Farm was one of the first farms in the Swan River Colony and the earliest metro residence still standing. Today Peninsula Farm offers a tranquil experience where you can enjoy a meal on the banks of the Swan River under the oak trees.

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Free Entry Weekends at Woodbridge

Woodbridge, wa

Enjoy Woodbridge, a grand old home with iron lacework, parquetry, polished jarrah, tessellated tile floors and many original furnishings.

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Free Entry Weekends at No 1 Pump Station

Mundaring, wa

Visit No 1 Pump Station at the foot of Mundaring Weir and learn about CY O’Connor’s audacious scheme to pump water 560km inland.

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My Culture My Story; Aboriginal Women Leaders in Law

Perth, wa

Join us at the Old Court House Law Museum as we host a panel discussion led by Deanne Fitzgerald. Panel guests include Kelsi Forrest, Ashleigh Lindsay and senior female Aboriginal law practitioners. They will each discuss their paths into law and the impact it has in society.

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