Posts tagged NTWA
Posts tagged NTWA
Commissioner of Native Affairs after A O Neville, Mr F Bray did not manage to keep as tight a reign of control over the department, illustrated by an anecdote about him being ‘chased through the corridors…by an irate Aboriginal woman with the fire hose, its canvas loops unrolling behind her, intent on giving Mr Bray a good hiding’.
Pat Jacobs Mister Neville: a biography, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1990, p 271
Try these ideas from the 2013 Western Australian Heritage Festival program (which you can download at ). Page numbers are listed for easy reference.
In and around Perth:
· Free Entry Sundays at Woodbridge – visit this beautiful property from 1pm – 4pm. Why not book a table for lunch/afternoon tea at Riverside Cafe on site. Refer p16.
· Autumn Rose Show 2013 presented by the Rose Society of Western Australia – 9am – 4pm in South Perth. Refer p40
· White Divers of Fremantle* – does Mum like pearls? Learn about pearl divers of yesterday and see displays of hard hat diving, and displays and products from sponsors & supporters including pearling companies, the Historical Diving Society, Matsos Brewery, Fremantle Sailing Club. A Telethon fundraiser. 10am – 3pm. Refer p33. *White Divers of Fremantle – with deference to the book The White Divers of Broome by John Bailey and the play by Hilary Bell performed by the Black Swan Theatre Company
· History of Guildford and the Swan Valley Exhibit at historic Guildford Courthouse – 9am – 4pm. Refer p19.
· Free Entry Sundays at Peninsula Farm (Tranby) – experience this fabulous National Trust property on the banks of the Swan in Maylands. The oldest farm in the Swan River Colony. Refer p14.
· Coach Tour to Gwambygine – Bookings essential. Phone today. Refer p42
· Azelia Ley Homestead Museum – see an exhibit between 1.30pm – 4.30pm. Refer p17.
· Sounds like Heritage – 1.30 – 2.30pm. Bookings essential. Refer p42.
· Free Entry Sundays at East Perth Cemeteries – 2pm – 4pm. Refer p17.
· Call to Arms @ Rottnest Island – 11am – 3.3pm. Refer p9.
· Tour of Queen Victoria (Artillery) Barracks in Fremantle – 10am – 11am. Refer p34
· Hidden History Walking Tour self guided walkalong the Scarborough Strip – refer p4
· Peppermint Grove Heritage Trail – self guided trail. Refer p26.
· Perth Urban Adventure – Bookings essential. 6pm – 8pm. Refer p5.
· Fremantle Urban Adventure –Bookings essential. 10am – 12 noon. Refer p6.
In regional areas:
· Free Entry Sunday at Ellensbrook in Margaret River – 10am – 4pm. Refer p50
· Artist in Residence @ Old Blythewood – Mum can view the artist at work and enjoy a walk amongst the beautiful garden at this property in Blythewood. Refer p50.
· Free Entry Sunday at Old Farm – explore some of the behind the scenes work going on a WA’s oldest farm and see the lovely gardens at this lovely Albany property. Refer p54
· Free Entry Sundays at Warden Finnerty’s in Coolgardie – 11am – 4pm. Refer p57.
· Faversham House in the Naughty (and Nice) Nineties Sat 11 – Sun 12. A wonderful weekend of events. Refer p65.
· York Town Hall – the Halcyon Years 1911-1931 – visit this magnificent iconic building between 9.30am – 3.30pm. Refer p60.
· Free Entry Sundays at York Courthouse Complex in York – 10am – 4pm Refer p62.
· Hidden Treasures Exhibition at the York Residency Museum – 11am – 3.30pm Refer p61.
· Bus Tours of Historic York – 2pm – 4pm. Bookings essential. Refer p63.
· Free Entry Sundays at Mangowine in Nungarin – 10am -12noon, 1pm – 4pm. Refer p62.
· Free Entry Sundays at Central Greenough. Enjoy a meal at the Cafe. Refer p68.
A unique city building is using the City of Perth Heritage Incentive Program to establish a fund to maintain their valuable asset into the future.
(1) Local builder George Stonell has been helping out at Old Farm, Strawberry Hill for nearly half a century.
(2) NTWA Conservation Officer Eric Hancock inspects the roof structure during documentation of the re-roofing work at Old Farm, Strawberry Hill.
(3) Removal of the roof slates at Old Farm, Strawberry Hill reveals evidence of a fire which destroyed the original building on Easter Sunday 1870.
(4) On the right original Welsh slate and on the left slate salvaged from the wreck of the James Matthews, used to repair the roof at Old Farm, Strawberry Hill.
(5) Nigel Carter and Eric Hancock inspect the newly arrived Welsh slate, sourced from the same quarry as the original roof slate at Old Farm, Strawberry Hill.
In 1912 the concept of ‘Miasma’ was the theory that foul air carries germs. Good public building design ventilated rooms well to remove disease-carrying air. This ventilation system was found intact after modern ceilings were recently demolished at 57 Murray St.
This pair of handmade boots was found under the floor at 57 Murray St. Similar concealed footwear has also been found at Woodbridge and the Royal George Hotel. Australian architectural historian Ian Evans has suggested that ‘the use of personal items, such as shoes and garments with their close association with particular persons, served as lures to decoy evil beings into voids from which they could not escape.’
This is the side gate at National Trust property 57 Murray Street, Perth (Chief Secretary/Public Health Department [fmr]), currently undergoing major conservation works.
The Former Public Health and Medical Department building at 57 Murray St was home to a range of government departments which operated from 1912 to the 1990s, including the Public Health and Medical Department and Department of Aborigines and Fisheries.
Many of 57 Murray Street’s exceptional cultural heritage values reflect the State’s control over and surveillance of stigmatised bodies, and the State’s intervention with individual lives, whether Aboriginal or diseased, for most part of twentieth century.
Diseased or Aboriginal people were not permitted to use the front doors but had to use this side access and sit on exposed verandahs waiting to be seen.
This is the latest edition of Trust News, for May 2013.
WA State Astronomer having a bit of a dig at a Victorian colleague!