Edenvale history showcased in WA Heritage Festival


Old Blythewood is open on Sundays until May 15.
Old Blythewood is open on Sundays until May 15.

DISCOVER the history behind the Edenvale Homestead, Pinjarra as well as other heritage-listed buildings during the WA Heritage Festival until May 18.

A series of events will take place in Pinjarra, including guided tours of Edenvale, a heritage-themed talk at Murray Library and free entry every Sunday at Old Blythewood.

Edenvale includes several heritage-listed buildings and was once the home of former State Premier Sir Ross McLarty.

Entry is by gold coin.

Murray Districts Historical Society hosts a talk by retired heritage architect Ron Bodycoat at Murray Library next Wednesday at 7pm.

Mr Bodycoat has been involved with heritage conservation at Edenvale/Liveringa, Old Blythewood and Cooper’s Mill.

Entry is $5 and bookings are essential on 9537 6526.

Old Blythewood is the former family home of John and Mary McLarty, who were among the first Europeans to settle in the district in the 1840s. Entry to Old Blythewood is free on Sundays until May 15 between 12.30pm and 3.30pm.

National Trust property warden Vince Taylor will explore the humble dwellings of immigrant farers and the grand houses of the transplanted gentry in Humpies and Homesteads at Old Blythewood on May 1 and 15 from 11am-12.30pm.

Entry is a gold coin and bookings are essential on 9531 1485.