Mandurah Milestones and Memories wraps up Mandurah Performing Arts Centre’s 20th anniversary program

A history of Mandurah with models made by local school students.
A history of Mandurah with models made by local school students.

MORE than 200 years of history was unveiled today when Mandurah U3A and primary school students created an amazing vision of historic Mandurah on the floor of the Fish Trap Theatre.

Mandurah Milestones and Memories was the final performance in Mandurah Performing Arts Centre’s program to celebrate its 20th anniversary and played to packed houses.

More than 80 students and teachers from Riverside and Halls Head primary schools and ESC were involved in making fine models of significant infrastructures such as fish canneries, flower mills and bridges and the multi-storeys of more modern times, on a huge floor map of the estuary and eastern and western foreshores.

The morning performance was opened by Mayor Marina Vergone and the evening show by Mandurah MLA David Templeman.

The audience sang along with U3A member Sheila Twine who performed a song about Mandurah and narrator David Smeeton recited a poem written by fishing writer, author and former journalist Phil Bodeker.

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