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.
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Hear secret stories of the past and present Bay View Terrace shops on a short guided walk through the Claremont town centre.
‘Uncovering May Gibbs’ is Diane Pope’s next production at Enderslea Farm.
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.
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.
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.
Join Assistant Curator Eleanor Lambert on an exclusive behind the scenes look at the curatorial work spaces of Fremantle Prison’s museum collection.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Come and be a part of a new and exciting element of the Australian Heritage Festival - Cambridge Voices Story Circles. You are invited to share stories and memories from your past with others, have it recorded and made available to share with your family and friends.
Celebrate International Museum Day at Wireless Hill. Visit the Museum to view The Wire: A History of Morse Code and meet the Morscodians Fraternity of WA. Come and discover this unique, heritage listed site.
Come to the FSC's open day, a free event offering families the chance to explore the club and its offerings with lots of activities.
Discover the history of Rokeby Road during the tram era in the Subiaco Museum's new temporary exhibition, 'Trams and Trade: Rokeby Road, 1900 to 1958'. Take a journey beginning in 1900 and discover six decades of growth and change that transformed Subiaco’s main strip from a small town street to a community centre.