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Historic Murray Street East Architecture Walk

Perth, wa

Join heritage architect Philip Griffiths for a guided walk in Perth’s Historic Murray Street East neighbourhood and rediscover this wonderful part of our city.

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Igor and the Fire Station Balcony

Perth, wa

During the Heritage Festival approach the old Perth Central Fire Station with caution and remember to look up! Especially, if you have wandered into the "Igor Drop Zone" - you might get a heritage-approved fright! You have been warned!

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A Just Legacy – Behind the Scenes: The Burt Family Collection

Perth, wa

An exhibition which unlocks the stories embedded in the Museum's Burt Family Collection. Explore how behind the scenes conservation work enables a continued connection and conversation with cultural heritage items.

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As Others See Us

Mount Lawley, wa

See how Perth has changed over the years.
The buildings that have gone, the streetscapes, the City skyline, the Swan River, the South Perth Peninsular and the Narrows.
So much of Perth is not how it was. It has been captured and forever preserved on Picture Postcards.

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Heritage Skills Showcase

West Perth, wa

The Heritage Skills Association presents displays and talks at the Old Observatory, home of the National Trust WA. Watch and learn from heritage professionals demonstrating and sharing their skills and knowledge for repairing and caring for heritage places.

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Stirk Family Connection with Kalamunda

Kalamunda, wa

Discover this 1881 hand built family home, representing the Perth Hills heritage. Early settlers, Frederick and Elizabeth Stirk, built it with timber and clay taken from their land. With its distinct architecture and household artefacts of the time. Guided tour of the cottage, Sundays 11am-1pm.

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Bower Birds and Magpies: Gold and metal

Alfred Cove, wa

Since earliest civilisations, gold and metal have been used to embellish articles of dress for royalty to the church. Goldwork displayed wealth, power and leadership. An exhibition of items from the Embroiderers' Guild Collection and the speaker's private collection will compliment the talk.

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Vantage Points – A rare chance to experience three extraordinary paintings of the Swan River in the Janet Holmes à Court Collection

West Perth, wa

Go behind the scenes at the Janet Holmes à Court Collection for an intimate, guided viewing of three remarkable views of the Swan River.

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Clues in the landscape : Guildford’s changing landscape from First Nations people to the coming of the railway

Guildford, wa

Come on a guided 90 minute walking tour in Guildford, visiting sites with physical reminders of First Nation people's use of the area, the early British settlement, the convict period, and the coming of the railway.

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Close to Home

Leederville, wa

Local Vincent artist Olive Cheng explores some local places close to her heart in her latest series Close to Home. The collection of 25 odd wood burnt portraits of sites within the City of Vincent will be on display in a special exhibition at the City's Local History Centre.

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IMAGINALITY

Subiaco, wa

We invite you to our 60th Anniversary Exhibition 'Imaginality' featuring new works on porcelain and vintage hand painted pieces from our private collection. The range of styles will amaze you as we connect the past to the future of this rare art form.

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PreLoved Popup Market

Woodbridge, wa

Come and enjoy a vintage bargain at the Vintage Popup scheduled to take place at Woodbridge. Combine your visit with a Woodbridge house tour and some cake and coffee on the veranda.

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Re-imagining built heritage through art – connecting our young people with their past.

Peppermint Grove, wa

The Grove Library has asked local students to re-imagine their local built heritage through art. Children from local primary schools will use local heritage buildings to guide their development of unique art works which will be exhibited in the library during the Heritage Festival.

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The Archibald Prize in World War 2

Fremantle, wa

The Archibald At War Exhibition will illustrate the range of sitters, settings and styles with military themes submitted to the Archibald Art Prize between 1939 and 1945 through reproductions and originals from the Army Museum Collection.

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Shanties at Samson

Fremantle, wa

Join The Lost Quays for an afternoon of music and history at historic Samson House. Explore this fascinating National Trust-managed home, with strong sea connections, then join the Quays in the garden for a concert of sea shanties and sea songs from Western Australia and beyond. Welcome on board!

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Learn how to make ceramic flowers that you can display in your home

Fremantle, wa

In this fun workshop, you will be guided through the basic process of making your own clay ornamental flowers and roses from scratch. You will learn about the slab building method and get hands-on making six ceramic ornamental flowers. Inspired by the beautiful Samson House in Fremantle.

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The Historical Relationship of the Samson Family and Western Australia

Fremantle, wa

Come to the building where Lionel Samson and his family lived in the 1850s, and one of his great great grandsons will enlighten you about their life and their legacy. A business that began in 1829 continues today, and his ever increasing descendants, are part of the history of Western Australia.

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

Whiteman, wa

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.

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Cockman House: building craft

Woodvale, wa

Visit Wanneroo’s oldest standing house and learn about the lives of an early settler family. Enjoy building crafts and activities, follow the audio trail of James Cockman and his construction of the house, or bring a picnic and enjoy a lazy afternoon in the shady grounds. Fun for all ages!

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Connecting to the past through story writing with Josephine Taylor

Wanneroo, wa

Have you been wanting to connect with your past through story or memoir, but never quite got there? Get inspired and get writing in this enjoyable and practical three-part writing program with writer Josephine Taylor.

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Friday Flicks

Wanneroo, wa

Take a trip back in time with this wonderful movie collage of images, advertisement and film reels illustrating Wanneroo of yesteryear.

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