Take a stroll through history

The walk, organised by Medina Residents Group member Mandy Grubb, will leave at Smirk Cottage on Beacham Crescent on Sunday, May 24 at 2pm and return about 4pm.

A devonshire tea will allow participants time to look around the cottage or they can arrive early from 1.30pm.

�Since May 14, 2007, Medina has been recognised as a historic precinct and we do the walk to celebrate each May,�she said.

�It takes a couple of hours and we leave Smirk Cottage along the leafy green streets, head to the shopping precinct, past the school and parks and stop to hear historical stories that are very personable,� she said.

Ms Grubb will talk about the first commissioner in the area before it became part of the Shire of Kwinana.

Margaret Feilman will also be a strong focus of the walk.

She was the original town planner and probably the only female town planner in the country in 1952.

Medina Primary School opened in 1954 and was populated by the children of 17 different nationalities whose families came to work for the BP refinery and were given the keys to a house.

Walkers will be given a booklet highlighting the local history of the area.

Residents are advised to bring shoes and clothing suitable for weather conditions, and prams are also welcome. For further details, contact Ms Grubb 0407 072 858 or email mandygrubb@iinet.net.au.