Edenvale history showcased in WA Heritage Festival

Edenvale history showcased in WA Heritage Festival

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 (pictured).

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

Entry is by gold coin donation.

Murray Districts Historical Society is hosting a talk by retired heritage architect Ron Bodycoat at Murray Library tonight 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 at Old Blythewood on May 1 and 15, 11am to 12.30pm.