2018 Heritage Festival a chance to step back in time

The Canning War Memorial and Town Hall, prior to 1929.
The Canning War Memorial and Town Hall, prior to 1929.

TRAVEL back in time and learn about the history of the local area during the 2018 Australian Heritage Festival.

A National Trust of Western Australia celebration, the Heritage Festival program includes a range of workshops and talks within the City of Canning spanning topics from the Stolen Generation, life in yesteryear, pioneers and convicts.

There will also be a vintage film night, a history walk and a shoebox archaeology activity for local children.

National Trust chief executive Julian Donaldson said the festival offered locals a new, enriching way of learning about Australian heritage with this year’s focus on natural, indigenous history and culture.

“This year’s theme, My Culture, My Story, will celebrate the diversity of cultures that have shaped our rich heritage and will encourage us all to embrace the future by sharing the strengths of our cultural identities,” he said.

“We have local government, heritage and tourism organisations who will share their history and culture through an array of diverse and unique events to celebrate Australia’s rich historic, natural and Indigenous heritage.”

City of Canning Mayor Paul Ng said the city was proud to present another informative and fascinating Heritage Festival program to the Canning community.

The 2018 Heritage Festival is on from April 18 to May 20.

Visit www.canning.wa.gov.au/My-City/History-and-Heritage/Heritage-Festival.

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