Posts tagged NTWA
Posts tagged NTWA
Last Monday, a documentary crew used the #NTWA’s Jarrahdale Mill Managers cottage as a background for a film about the resettlement of returned servicemen. The weatherboard cottage, within the Jarrahdale Heritage Park, is a good example of accommodation built in the period.
The lawns at Tranby are a lovely place to sit and relax in summertime. The Trust will be holding our annual Christmas Carol evening on the 21st of December, at 7pm. Everyone is welcome to come along, to bring a rug (or chairs) and picnic, or to purchase light refreshments from the Peninsula Tea Gardens. By the Swan River on Johnson Road, Maylands, Tranby is a beautiful place to enjoy Christmas festivities.
Salvador, top left, looked a bit nervous as Gina, top right, got ready to sculpt his No Shave November beard, but there was no blood shed. The Trust raised a few hundred dollars in “Movember” 2013, with staff bidding on what end of month mustache styling each participant would sport for the final work day of Movember.
Woodbridge - The attractive NTWA site on the banks of the Swan River, just east of the historic town of Guildford, was originally taken up by the colony’s first Governor, Captain James Stirling. By 1831, he had built a cottage there, a retreat from Government House. Today, Woodbridge is open to the public, and also features a cafe, in what was the old stables. It’s particularly beautiful in spring, i.e. now. Opening hours etc can be found here.
This promotional card, produced by the Trust, shows Harper family members who joined the Light Horse regiment in World War One, in front of the Great Sphinx of Giza, in Egypt. Visit Woodbridge to learn more.
NTWA staff Timothy Mettam, Michael Evans, Marlise Dossin & Matthew Vince recently traveled along the Golden Pipeline - Goldfields Water Supply Scheme; built by CY O’Connor, the pipeline transports water from Mundaring to Kalgoorlie, and it’s interpretation is a special interpretation project of the The National Trust of Australia (WA). The bottom photograph shows the historical No 1 Kalgoorlie tank estimated to contain only 1 day’s supply of water for Kalgoorlie.
The National Trust holds an annual Photo and Story Competition for West Australian students from year 1 to 10. A specific category invites WA students to tell us about a place associated with the Golden Pipeline that has heritage value for them. They show through their entry, why they value this place. These two pictures are the 2013 Photo winners in the year 1-3 and year 4-6 age group.
Golden Pipeline Winner, Year 1-3 Sarah McCallum The Palace Theatre
Golden Pipeline Winner, Year 4-6 Rhianna McCallum Broome
The National Trust holds an annual Photo and Story Competition for West Australian students from year 1 to 10. It invites WA students to tell us about a place in their local environment – built and/or natural – that has heritage value for them. They show through their entry, why they value this place. These four pictures are the 2013 Photo winners in each age group. Congratulations to:
Winner - Year 1-3, 2013 Photo & Story Competition: Yong Ivan Zhao Teenager Ghost Attack
Winner - Year 4-6, 2013 Photo & Story Competition: Holly Graham Under the Waves
Winner - Year 7-8, 2013 Photo & Story Competition: Rebecca Currie My Grandma’s Story
Winner - Year 9-10, 2013 Photo & Story Competition: Kaitlin Williams A Simple Flash
Reading an article today about a local government’s decision in NSW to run down or demolish their ocean pools lead to a blog about the Perth Crawley Baths, 1914-1964. Do you remember your parents or grandparents talking about swimming lessons there? This is a great post on Eliza, and the Baths.