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History Tour in Pictures

Perth, wa

Join a tour of our 1871 Convent of Mercy and hear stories of life through the changing years over a comfortable cup of tea and sponge cake with our informed volunteers. Take the opportunity to enjoy the new photographic exhibition of life through the decades in the convent.

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Like Water: A Festival Event with International Artist Jo Darvall

Mundaring, wa

Like Water is an unique arts and history event where guests will experience the historic Mundaring Weir Pump Station and art installation with C.Y. O'Connor descendants, Mike & Dr. Kate Lefroy, with artist Jo Darvall as well as enjoy a long table artist lunch, piano recital, poetry and conversation

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Beyond Banks – Botanising the Great South Land

Bentley, wa

Eminent Botanist and John Curtin Distinguished Professor Kingsley Dixon will go Beyond Banks - Botanising the Great South Land - a potted history of plant discovery in Australia.

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As a nation do we value our mining heritage?

Kalgoorlie, wa

The State heritage-listed Hannans Club, normally open to members-only, will host a public presentation on World Heritage and national sites related to mining. The talk is in association with the 125 year old Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

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The Vancouver Street Festival 2018

Albany, wa

The Vancouver Street Festival 2018 is the most well-loved arts and heritage festival of the Great Southern region of WA. It is a day of gourmet food, and cultural celebrations featuring local Noongar performance, Vintage Bikes, live music, street performance, history walks and an artisan market.

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Family Life in Canning

Riverton, wa

Vintage Canning - life from the 1870s through to WWII

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Sea, Sand and Skeletons: Adventures in Archaeology (School Holiday Program)

Fremantle, wa

In the April school holidays, go on a fun Adventure in Archaeology to explore the past through artefacts and bio-facts. Piece together clues through hands-on and brains-on archaeological and forensic investigation.

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Wireless Hill Open Day

ARDROSS, wa

Come and visit heritage listed Wireless Hill Park on the annual Open Day, which coincides with The International Day for Monuments and Sites . See the exhibition 50 Year 50 Objects. Wireless Hill is a nationally recognized site, in addition to being to site of the new Applecross War Memorial.

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Drinking in History – Bunbury Pub Walk

Bunbury, wa

Come to the Bunbury Museum to drink in the history of the old hotels of Bunbury past and present starting with a background talk in the Museum. Following the talk visitors will be given a self-guided walking trail map in order to visit these beautifully renovated venues at their own leisurely pace.

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The Valley Heritage Tour

Dardanup, wa

Join us for a bus tour of the Dardanup - Ferguson Valley region to see and learn about significant historical sites in the area.

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Manjimup Heritage Park Open Day

Manjimup, wa

There’s a lot to delivering and maintaining 3 Museums, 8 small exhibits, restoration workshops, rail displays and more. Join a tour with Manjimup’s curator and project staff to find out what it takes to deliver a major heritage precinct redevelopment.

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Fremantle Sailing Club Open Day

Fremantle, wa

Fremantle Sailing Club is open to the public, a day for everyone to enjoy our harbour lifestyle and the Sea Farers historical connection with the waters off Fremantle. Watch divers use antique equipment, enjoy harbour boat rides, free kids activities, see our Functions Expo and much more.

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Scenes Of Perth Rarely Seen

Mount Lawley, wa

Hundred's of vintage postcards will be on display, showing views taken of Perth and its environs. This is a chance to get a view into the changing face of Perth and surrounding areas via picture postcards.

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Brockman Centre Swag Fest

Bindoon, wa

A celebration of arts and heritage. Showcasing the creative arts available at the Brockman Centre, home to the Bindoon Arts and Crafts Association, the Bindoon Men's Shed, Bindoon & Districts Historical Society and the Chittering Arts Society.

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History of Aboriginal Incarceration at Fremantle Prison Tour

Fremantle, wa

Join one of Fremantle Prison’s experienced Guides and learn about the confronting history of Aboriginal incarceration in both Fremantle Prison and greater Western Australia. Uncover the legacy of Aboriginal incarceration at ‘Walyalup’, a story of sadness and survival.

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Tours of the Old Observatory

West Perth, wa

The Old Observatory in West Perth is opening its doors for guided tours especially for the 2018 Australian Heritage Festival.

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Pioneers Tea

Cannington, wa

The City of Canning would like to recognise and thank our Pioneers for living in our area for 50 years or more, we are honoured to have had you shape our history!

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Nedlands’ river culture with Ian Warne

Nedlands, wa

Nedlands had an early dependence upon the Swan river for transport, supply and recreation. Archaeological studies mapping the riverbeds and shipwrecks reveal much of the hidden river culture.

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Azelia Ley Museum Vintage Day

Spearwood, wa

The Azelia Ley Museum hosts vintage vehicles and garden machinery in the Wagonhouse Museum grounds, with cars, trucks, tractors & machines from a bygone era on display. Heritage Quilts will be on display on the Homestead Museum veranda.

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Connection to Country

Perth, wa

Join us for the WA launch of the Australian Heritage Festival! You’re invited to a screening of Connection to Country followed by a panel discussion and refreshments.

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HeritageFest Banner Bonanza

Whiteman, wa

Join Revolutions Transport Museum in launching the 2018 Heritage Festival with a flourish these holidays! Kids will be introduced to all six transport heritage groups and help to make special banners to celebrate each of them. A fun activity for all those little train, tractor and car enthusiasts!

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