Join a guided tour to uncover the legacy of Indigenous incarceration at ‘Walyalup’, a story of sadness and survival. Life inside the Prison was difficult for many, but for Indigenous inmates, there were often additional challenges.
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Join Heritage Conservation Manager Luke Donegan as he discusses the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property, including Western Australia’s only World Heritage listed building, Fremantle Prison.
Step back in time on a guided tour and discover the fascinating convict history of Fremantle Prison, Western Australia’s only World Heritage listed building. Find out why almost 10,000 men were transported, how they built their own prison and helped to shape the future of WA.
Enjoy a look inside Samson House, the home of a family that arrived in Western Australia at the start of European settlement now filled with treasures from three generations. Hear about some of the remarkable women who were born or married into the Samson family.
Until the 1950s many Noongar people lived in camps throughout the Perth metropolitan area. Locations were on the fringes of suburbs, often close to earlier, traditional campsites. These camps are an important part of our shared history but remain relatively unknown in the wider community.
Discover the voices of the early Mrs Samsons, wives of merchants in the early days of the colony. View artefacts in the Fanny Samson Cottage Musuem relating to this WA business dating form 1829 and the Samson merchants, including recently discovered letters.
Hear individual stories of prisoners, warders and the authorities recounted by the volunteer guides in the Fremantle Round House - WA's oldest surviving public building, purpose built as a gaol in 1832. Try the pillories for size, ring the curfew bell and see the cannon being fired at 1pm.
During World War II Fremantle became an important international submarine base, hosting over 170 Allied submarines. Join a floor talk which includes an opportunity to view photos of these fascinating vessels.
Come and discover the historical voices of Australia through songs, historical inspired costumes and portraits, photos and social artefacts of daily life relating to the City of Melville and its surrounds.
During the school holidays come for family fun History Mystery tours and activity sheets.
This local history conference is presented in partnership with The Grove’s Community History Library to bring you the Mosman Park, Peppermint Grove and Cottesloe stories that shaped WA's communities.
Valerie Cavill, textile collector, historian and founder of the Guild's Textile Collection, relates social and cultural history through bags and purses. Using examples from her personal collection and the Guild's Collection she explores their uses and construction.
Valerie Cavill, textile collector, historian and founder of the Guild's Textile Collection relates social and economic history through beads from seeds to crystal, using examples from her personal collection and the Guild's.
Hear secret stories of the past and present Bay View Terrace shops on a short guided walk through the Claremont town centre.
This event focuses on a voice of a different kind - the voice of music. The Music Mill, a music making machine, will delight you whether you are young, or young at heart.
‘Uncovering May Gibbs’ is Diane Pope’s next production at Enderslea Farm.