REIWA celebrates 100 years of WA real estate with public exhibition at State Library

A photograph of the Auctioneers, Land and Estate Agents’ Association council members in 1927 from the exhibition. ALEAA was REIWA’s original name.
A photograph of the Auctioneers, Land and Estate Agents’ Association council members in 1927 from the exhibition. ALEAA was REIWA’s original name.

THE Real Estate Institute of WA, in conjunction with the State Library of WA, will present a retrospective next month delving into a century of REIWA service.

The exhibition marks the major milestone in REIWA’s history and will share how the industry body has grown and positively influenced the state in the past 100 years.

“We have been preparing for this exhibition since 2011 when our archive committee convened,” REIWA chief executive Neville Pozzi said.

“A lot of hard work and preparation has gone into organising our historical records and artefacts.

“The exhibition of materials has been complemented by the collections in the State Library of WA, which has assisted us in selecting materials and in making the exhibition appeal to a wide audience.”

The exhibition, which launches on March 1, will draw upon the REIWA archives and those of its members and will include items from the J.S. Battye Library of WA History to tell the story of WA’s rich real estate history, buying and selling through the decades, and the colourful characters and influencers in the industry.

“Property affects all of our lives in some shape or form and I think this exhibition will provide West Australians with a fascinating insight into the evolution of the association that has been at the forefront of real estate in WA to the benefit of its members and the public alike,” Mr Pozzi said.

The exhibition will run at the State Library of WA in the Ground Floor Gallery until May 31, 2018.