Maylands Historical and Peninsula Association unveils three-month Worshipful Maylands expo

Curator of Worshipful Maylands John McLennan, President of the Maylands Historical and Peninsula Association Roger Tomlins  and Cr Elli Petersen-Pik at the exhibition. Picture: David Baylis d487976
Curator of Worshipful Maylands John McLennan, President of the Maylands Historical and Peninsula Association Roger Tomlins and Cr Elli Petersen-Pik at the exhibition. Picture: David Baylis d487976

THE Maylands Historical and Peninsula Association will showcase and preserve the history of places of worship in the suburb at an upcoming photo exhibition.

Member and curator John McLennan took photos and gathered information at 17 congregations, including St Luke’s Anglican Church, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church, Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple, Maylands Mosque and Islamic Centre.

Following three months of preparation, the Worshipful Maylands exhibition will be on display at the Old Police Station from November 10 to January 25.

The opening event will be by invite on November 9 will feature a 4.8km walk starting at The Rise, through congregations along Seventh and Eighth Avenues and finishing at the station.

A City of Bayswater Better Bayswater $3000 grant funded the exhibition.

Mr McLennan said the exhibition would celebrate past churches and create a collection to pass on to future generations.

“Since its European beginnings in 1830, the Maylands area has had a close connection with religion,” he said.

“From 1893, the Roman Catholic Church has had a presence in the area.

“We are creating a reservoir of knowledge, images and information for the future.“In 50 years’ time, every church here will be part of the history of Maylands and that is the important thing.”

President Roger Tomlins said people from all congregations could get together at the opening event.

The next round of Better Bayswater grants will open in March 2019.

For information on the grant program, visit here.

THE ESSENTIALS

What: Worshipful Maylands exhibition

Where: Old Police Station, 196 Guildford Road, Maylands

When: Tuesdays, 9.30am to noon, Wednesdays, 9.30am to 3.30pm, Fridays, noon to 3.30pm

For information, call 9271 3932 or email maylandshs@gmail.com