Swan Valley Stories is a production that brings to life the joys, struggles, hardships and friendships through the early settlers' journals and letters.
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Oral History Focus Day
Oral histories record stories for generations to come. At Connor's Mill and Drummond House - Toodyay Environment & History Centre, the value of oral histories is showcased via apiarist Sam Cook's recorded stories and informal chat sessions encouraging local folk to share their own memories.
Recollection: Stories Sparked by the Whiteman Collection
'Recollection' examines how we form personal connections with objects – taking us away from the historic significance to a more emotional and private place of reflection. Items from the Whiteman Collection will be interpreted through personal stories exploring why these items sparked memories.
Roped In: Hands on rope-making history sessions
Wind your way to the Wanneroo Regional Museum to learn about the intriguing history of rope making. Watch a demonstration and try your hand at creating rope too!
Weaving workshop with Fiona Gavino
Basketry has an extraordinarily rich heritage from around the world, and in this workshop you'll have the opportunity to try your hand at weaving your very own basket with renowned artist Fiona Gavino.
Be transported back in time with this magical movie collage of images, advertisements and movie reels depicting Wanneroo of yesteryear.
Wanneroo Military History
Displays feature memorabilia from Pre-Federation to present day, relating to conflicts and peacekeeping involving the Australian Defence Force.
Bush tucker for your garden
Did you know that Australia is home to thousands of native edible plant species? Grow your knowledge of some of these wonderful plants and learn what might suit your garden in this informative and hands on gardening event at Buckingham House.
Scenes from the Schoolhouse
Discover school life of days gone past at the Wanneroo Schoolhouse! Practice your copperplate writing, take part in a clue hunt, make your own spinning top, and dress up for an old school photo. Fun for adults and children alike!
Through the Eyes of Alice – Tales of Murder and Mayhem
Three course meal, performance and lantern-lit tour of the 121 year old, heritage-listed hotel.
Parkerville Heritage Pub Walk (Self Guided)
Take a heritage walk around historic Parkerville, gazetted in 1895. The walk is approximately 2.5km, starting and finishing at the heritage listed, 121 year old Parkerville Tavern.
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.
Woodbridge tour with INSPIRE Writers in Residence
Poets Nandi Chinna and Scott-Patrick Mitchell will take guests on a tour of the historic house and grounds to talk about their experiences as INSPIRE Writers in Residence at Woodbridge. Lunch will follow the tour in the on-site cafe, Riverside at Woodbridge.
Woodbridge at War
Woodbridge is one of Perth's most valued heritage places and has a rich collection of stories about the people who lived there.
Sketch the past at Cockman House
Explore the stories contained in Wanneroo's oldest standing house, and record your memory of the visit with a leisurely sketch or two. Activities are available for all ages.
Moving memories: writing migration stories with Josephine Taylor
Have you been wanting to record or create your story of migration, but never quite got there? Get inspired and get writing in this enjoyable and practical three part writing program with writer Josephine Taylor.
Step Back in Time
Step Back in Time by taking a walk down Devon Road in Bassendean! These houses can't talk but their unique architecture and gardens speak volumes of an early 20th century streetscape.
Noongar language singing workshops with Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse
Ancient language, powerful storytelling, beautiful music. Join multi-award winning duo, Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse for a series of 4 Noongar language singing workshops.