Kwinana history to come alive on Medina Heritage Walk

Medina Hall.
Medina Hall.

KWINANA history buffs will have the opportunity to discover the rich heritage of Medina and participate in the Heritage Walk this Sunday.

The guided walk will consist of a gentle stroll, weaving through leafy green Medina and stopping at various places to hear stories reflecting the history of the 1950s suburb and larger City of Kwinana.

Heritage Walk guide Mandy Grub will paint a picture of a unique history that is alive in the community today.

“History is not about buildings and plaques but about people,” she said.

“Medina is considered a special place for many of the original residents who came here as migrants to start a new life in a new country and who along with their descendants continue to live in the area some 60 years later.

“On the walk you might hear stories about Irma Belohawek who arrived in Australia from war torn Austria with three children and three suitcases in 1954.

“It is the telling of stories like these that brings our history alive.”

The Walk will commence at 1pm from Smirk Cottage, Beacham Crescent Medina.

Afternoon tea will be included at the Green Barista in Medina.

Adult entry is $5 and under-13s can attend for free.

To register for The Walk email mandygrubb@iinet.net.au.

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