Genealogical researchers Lorraine Clarke and Cherie Strickland from Swan Geneaology will describe how they researched WA's State Archives collection for rare photos of WA's convicts and produced a book.
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‘…because every picture tells a story…’ be inspired by the wealth of stories drawn from your own family collections. Bring photos, pictures or small items that tell a story from your past and, with your child or grandchild, create a Little Book of Nearly Lost Memories together.
Explore thought provoking video installations by contemporary artists. Installations layer diverse historical materials from the Library to reflect Perth's social history and propose alternative readings of that history.
Want to learn more about Aboriginal family history resources? Join staff from the Storylines program at the J S Battye Library of West Australian History.
Join a panel of three esteemed Perth heritage voices including Richard Offen, the Executive Director of Heritage Perth, to discuss the importance of different aspects of our heritage to the present and future generations. The talk will explore Aboriginal, built and cultural heritage.
WA Inspired Art Quilt group has created a new range of superb quilts to recognise Noongar Whadjuk activist Fanny Balbuk Yooreel.
On the 110th anniversary of her death, this presentation explores the extraordinary life of Fanny Balbuk Yoreel and her deep emotional commitment to her land and people, as she experienced early colonisation first hand.
This public symposium focuses on the experiences of Fanny Balbuk as a Whadjuk yorga. Her powerful, emotional story enables contemporary residents of Perth to see the history of their area in fresh ways.
Come to a series of events highlighting the architectural heritage of Royal Perth Hospital and the surrounding heritage precinct.
Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia, invites visitors to explore Government House and Grounds at this autumn open day.
Enjoy an afternoon of joyous singing and festivity as one of Perth's best loved choirs, The Spirit of the Streets, celebrates it's first decade of spreading social inclusion and singing for health. Join the choir and their musical friends to launch their birthday book of life on the edge.
The conference format offers parallel streams focusing on heritage conservation and development, historical research, cultural and heritage tourism, collections management, interpretation and related disciplines. Connections, intersections and common causes will be discussed.
The Old Perth Observatory at the top of Mount Eliza, opposite the entrance to Kings Park, is now the headquarters of the National Trust. Tour this landmark place, not usually open to the public.
Imagine a road leading you through native bushland to the blue waters of WA’s spectacular beachfront. Enter a bygone era of country living at beautifully conserved heritage properties, Old Blythewood and Wonnerup on this fabulous all-day bus tour.
Join Oh Hey WA for a guided walking tour exploring Perth's revitalised heritage precincts and thriving small bar scene. This fun and informative tour will help you see the city in a new light, looking not only into the past but also to the exciting future of Perth.
Come and hear a few of the thousands of stories behind the headstones at East Perth Cemeteries.
A handful of bright red cast iron letterboxes can still be found in Perth bearing the name J & E Ledger. A descendant has researched the family that established the foundry and tracked down remaining pillar boxes. But why is the talk in East Perth Cemeteries? Come and find out the connection.