We need your aid to replace our balustrade

Help us raise $20,000 so we can commence repairs and improvements.

Located on the banks of the Swan River, Woodbridge is widely considered to be one of Western Australia’s finest surviving grand 19th century homes. Originally built in 1884 as the family home for agriculturist and newspaper proprietor Charles Harper, Woodbridge has recently undergone extensive conservation work. Further work is needed on the verandahs and we need your help to commence it.

Since being vested in the National Trust in 1968, Woodbridge has undergone extensive conservation. The original iron lace balustrade was removed and discarded in the 1940s to infill the verandahs for sleeping during the period it was used as a hospital. New balustrades were installed in the 1970s, however they do not reflect the house as it was during the Harper residency.

In recent years, due to safety concerns with the flooring and the height of the balustrade, the verandah has been closed to the public. We’re looking to raise the $20,000 needed to commence the replacement of the unsafe balustrade on the upstairs verandah. Using a mould taken from the original balustrade which still exists on the main internal staircase, the new balustrade will feature the home’s original Victorian Filigree design.

With your help we can reach our goal and all donations over $2 are tax-deductable. Every gift, regardless of the size, will help us conserve Woodbridge for the future.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and support.


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