IdentityWA issue call for photos of St Brigids School and Parish Hall

IdentityWA issue call for photos of St Brigids School and Parish Hall
IdentityWA issue call for photos of St Brigids School and Parish Hall

IDENTITYWA is calling on members of the public to help celebrate the rich history of St Brigid’s School and Parish Hall.

As part of the move of IdentityWA to the Northbridge site in early 2017, a $1.6 million refurbishment funded by a Lotterywest grant is underway.

The redevelopment will include a visual history of the site.

The Catholic disability support agency is working on the project with the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea Archives and has called on anyone with historic photographs of the school or hall to come forward.

IdentityWA chief executive Marina Re and architect Eamon Broderick want the history of the site to be at the heart of the refurbishment.

“The inclusion of photographs depicting the history of the school which was established by the Sisters of Mercy in 1888 is so important to the authenticity of this opportunity,” said Ms Re.

“Eamon’s late father, Michael Broderick, and I were students of the school, as were many members of my family. We are especially keen to ensure that we can share the history of the parish hall and the school through photographs people have.

“We are encouraging people to contact the Institutes’ archivist, Annie Medley, so we can compile a visual history of not only a very special part of the Church’s history, but of Western Australia’s too.”

Ms Annie Medley, Cultural Collections Curator, can be reached on 9325 4155 and via mercyheritage3@westnet.com.au.