After a COVID-induced hiatus in 2020, Australia’s largest heritage and culture festival makes a welcome return in 2021.
The Australian Heritage Festival runs from 16 April to 19 May and features a range of inspirational and educational events in local neighbourhoods around the country.
Hosted by the National Trust of Western Australia, the Australian Heritage Festival highlights the value of history with this year’s theme, Our Heritage for the Future.
National Trust Chief Executive Julian Donaldson said the festival provided West Australians with an exciting way to learn about Australian heritage and culture that will deepen their connection to place.
“The challenges of COVID have brought home for many of us just how lucky we are to live in Western Australia,” Mr Donaldson said.
“While we were fortunate to avoid the long lockdowns endured by other states and countries, I don’t think any of us can doubt just how important a sense of connection to community and place is for our wellbeing.
“The Australian Heritage Festival gives us an opportunity to reflect on what makes WA unique and what we value enough to preserve for future generations.”
With more than 120 events across WA, the Australian Heritage Festival will highlight a variety of stories that have shaped Western Australia. These include suburb history talks, food and spooky walking tours, exhibitions and workshops, and activities for kids and families.