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Visit No 1 Pump Station at the foot of Mundaring Weir and learn about CY O’Connor’s audacious scheme to pump water 560km inland.
Join us at the Old Court House Law Museum as we host a panel discussion led by Deanne Fitzgerald. Panel guests include Kelsi Forrest, Ashleigh Lindsay and Kate George. They will each discuss their paths into law and the impact it has in society.
View the recent redevelopment of Atwell Arcade and join a discussion on the issues relating to the redevelopment of heritage buildings in Fremantle including the changing demographics of the city and economic imperatives. Supper and viewing of iconic Cully's Tea Room will finish the evening.
Louise Helfgott discusses how she created narratives from three viewpoints over three time periods to reconstruct her family’s history in Thistledown Seed; present day Poland, a child growing up in Perth in the 1960s and a fictional narrative from her aunts who died in the Holocaust in 1942.
"South Perth at War" presents the experience of Perth's first suburb during the First World War. Photographs, artefacts and audio-visual installations tell the stories of the men and women who served, and the daily struggles and sacrifices of the home-front in Perth's first suburb.
On a guided tour of the History Village on Thursdays and Fridays, explore life of the early settlers in the Hills. The Village has ten early buildings from Kalamunda town, the 1891 railway station, a 1898 cottage, 1905 school & 1921 house. On Saturdays the tour will include a heritage activity for children.
In this special bilingual edition of Tiny Tots storytime, enjoy stories, songs and rhymes with words in other local languages, followed by a simple craft activity. Tiny Tots Time is for children aged 18 months to 4+ years.
Visit Edenvale Homestead in Pinjarra - only 40 minutes from Perth, and view the new room displays that will focus on the social and community history of Pinjarra from the period when Edenvale was a working farm. Enjoy a Devonshire tea and wander around the gardens.
A unique opportunity to look behind the scenes and handle original ANZAC artefacts from the museum.
Learn all about what it means to be an ANZAC, understand the ANZAC Spirit, plus design and create your own Remembrance poppies for ANZAC Day.
Perth’s history is littered with wonderful characters who shaped the city in a multitude of ways.
Join Curator, Olimpia Cullity, as she walks you through Fremantle Prison’s Transportation exhibition, exploring the legacy of Australia’s convict past.
Enjoy the Tractor Museum of WA's tractor parade every Sunday across the Festival*. On special days, you'll also get to see a demonstration of the surprising variety of ways of starting vintage tractors from the 1920s - 1950s! (*excl 20/5).
Come and enjoy a talk by Property Warden Vince Taylor on the garden at Old Blythewood. Learn how the garden has developed over time and how it relates to other colonial gardens in the Murray District.
Visit Mandurah's newly restored Hall's Cottage (circa 1833) and view displays of Mandurah's agricultural history prior to 1950.
Take a guided tour to discover this 1881 home of early hill's settlers Frederick and Elizabeth Stirk and their nine children. Hand built with timber and clay from their land, Stirk Cottage is Kalamunda's first heritage cottage with its distinctive architecture and household articles of the era.
Join the Perth Electric Tramway Society, the Bus Preservation Society of WA and the Motor Museum of WA for a look back through our transporting history. Take a tram ride, or vintage bus ride through the Park, see the displays and amaze at how far public transport has come.
Members and friends of the Murray Districts Historical Society can enjoy an illustrated talk about courtship, marriage and wedding dresses in the Swan River Colony. The talk, presented by Jo Pearson and featuring heritage items, will be followed by a light lunch.
Come and visit one of Wanneroo’s historic gems for an afternoon of hands-on heritage fun. Learn some old fashioned skills, try your hand at some vintage games and cast yourself back in time in the Old Wanneroo Schoolhouse! A great event for all the family.