Visit The Grove and check out the exhibit Journeys: between river and sea. We will also have an interactive touch screen display to compliment the main exhibit where you can view images, and hear stories from people who have lived in the area for a very long time and explain how life was in the early to mid 1900s. We also have a full day of Scan the Clan and Shake the Tree sessions. Check out the events calendar to see what is on.
18 Apr – 18 May
Pack your suitcase, fill your rucksack and shove a jumbuck in your tuckerbag because you’re coming on a journey! Join the National Trust as it presents the Western Australian Heritage Festival and celebrate our heritage with over 165 fantastic events across the state.
The Journeys theme provides a wonderful focus to some of the many events celebrating our historic, natural and Aboriginal heritage. Enjoy stories of migration or journeys back in time. From small intimate guided tours to lots of family fun at local heritage festivals there is something to inspire you on your own journey of discovery.
There are activities and competitions, talks, workshops, plays and dining experiences, bus tours, boat cruise, tram rides and more. Visit exciting exhibitions including the significant once-off Margaret Feilman Retrospective Exhibition (19 Apr-18 May) in Kwinana at which Hon Albert Jacob, Minister for Heritage, will launch the Festival.
The Festival starts on Easter Friday this year which means there will be lots of events over the Easter Weekend including the Fremantle Street Arts Festival (19 – 21 Apr), Avondale – Farm Open Days (18-21 Apr & 25-27 Apr) and Free Entry Sundays at National Trust properties around the state.
The Festival has been a drawcard and inspiration for a host of new local heritage festivals in Beverley, Merredin, Laverton, Kalgoorlie, Geraldton and Albany.
Check out the new website (www.nationaltrustfestival.org.au) where you can make your own Festival itinerary, invite friends to events, enter the Festival competition and more. Or download a PDF of the programme.
The Festival runs each year from International Day on Monuments and Sites (18 Apr) to International Museums Day (18 May) and celebrates other important events including Australian Heritage Week (12 Apr – 20 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr) and National Archaeology Week (18-25May).
The Western Australian Heritage Festival is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of the Environment National Trust Partnership Program.
For more details visit the website www.nationaltrustfestival.org.au.
Colour in the Easter Egg for a chance to win a yummy Egg for Easter.
Winners will be chosen on the most creative and festive Easter Eggs.
Tuesday 15th April 2014
2 – 4years
5 – 7 years
8 – 10 years
11 – 13 years
# a winner and runner-up will be chosen in each age group
Entrants must be Western Suburbs Library members.
Preserving our urban forest
- Protecting biodiversity
- Planting the right trees in the right places
- Placing a value on trees
- Selecting plants for a warmer and drier climate
Please register online here or call 1300 369 833
The Less is More Festival for 2014 on Saturday (22nd February) was a great success with loads of people attending. We would like to thank all the people who came along and the incredible volunteers that made the day such a great event.
There was some really positive feedback from attendees when answering the question: ‘What did you like best about the festival?’
- Very informative and inspiring.
- Good range of topics – nice relaxed informal and interactive workshops.
- The smell of baking bread as I arrived, and all the workshops!
- Very informative and lots of variety to suit everyone.
- The experience of presenters and participants.