A step back in time

The day will celebrate the completion of the extensive refurbishment that has been underway since 2014.

City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the 38 hectare Wireless Hill Reserve was an important site historically for Perth and having celebrated its own centenary in 2012, it seemed fitting to reopen the museum with a tribute to the Anzac centenary.

�In keeping with the history of the site as Australia�s second wartime telecommunications tower, people will also be able to observe a live Morse code demonstration by the Morsecodian Fraternity of WA or talk live on amateur radio courtesy of the VHF Club of WA, as well as experience the reserve itself with its new interpretive trails, upgraded facilities and beautiful bush surrounds,� he said.

Museum curator Gina Capes encouraged people to enjoy the exhibition Home Front War Front, which will include photographs, oral histories and objects from the Wireless Hill Museum collection.

�The exhibition is particularly poignant in that it explores Melville�s very own war stories, providing a snapshot of the lives of our residents during World War I and II, how their everyday lives were affected, and how they contributed to the Anzac spirit,� she said.

n For more information, visit www.melvillecity.com.au/wirelesshillmuseum or call City of Melville Museums Local History on 9364 0158.