Thursday, 19 March 2015

2015 Western Australian Heritage Awards

The finalists for the 2015 Western Australian Heritage Awards were announced this morning. There are 43 finalists across eight categories (listed in full below). We're honoured to be featured on the list for community organisations.

Voluntary individual contribution

  • Norma Andrews of Busselton
  • Councillor Laurie Ayers of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
  • Dr Howard Gray of Geraldton
  • Peter Snow of Albany

Professional contribution
  • Martin Colgan of Northbridge.
  • The late Ian Hocking of Shenton Park
  • Tom Perrigo of Perth
  • Dr John Taylor of Claremont
  • Malcolm Traill of Albany

Contribution by a community-based organisation

  • Carnamah Historical Society & Museum
  • Guildford Association
  • Historical Society of Cockburn
  • Jaycees Community Foundation Inc
  • Kalamunda & Districts Historical Society
  • Maritime Archaeological Association of Western Australia
  • Mount Lawley Society
  • Slater Homestead Group Advisory Body to the Shire of Goomalling

Contribution by a public or private organisation

  • City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder for the Burt Street Heritage Precinct
  • Colgan Industries
  • Heritage Perth

Heritage practices by a local government

  • City of Albany
  • City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
  • Shire of Northam

Interpretation project

  • Albany Forts (Princess Royal Fortress)
  • Discovery Bay’s Historic Whaling Station
  • Esperance Foreshore Interpretation Project
  • hiLIGHTS - celebrating 125 years of the State Library of Western Australia
  • Old Port at Arthur Head Reserve
  • Original Railway Station, Geraldton
  • Shipwrecks of WA smart phone app by the Maritime Archaeological Association of Western Australia
  • Tranby House (Peninsular Farm)

Heritage tourism project

  • Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse
  • Discovery Bay’s Historic Whaling Station
  • National Anzac Centre
  • Rottnest Island Wadjemup Walk Trail

Conservation or adaptive reuse of a State Registered place

  • District Medical Officer's Quarters (now Dome Cafe Port Hedland)
  • Duke’s Inn, Northam
  • Harwood’s Cottage and CafĂ©, Busselton
  • McNess Royal Arcade facade restoration, Perth
  • Old Port at Arthur Head Reserve, Fremantle
  • Old Railway Station, Geraldton
  • Stirling Terrace enhancement, Albany
  • Wanslea - Cancer Wellness Centre, Cottesloe

The winners will be announced on 15 April 2015.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Suite of Australian Curriculum Education Resources

In partnership with Ignite Your Audience we have developed a suite of nine freely downloadable Australian Curriculum education resources. However, they're museum resources with a difference! They can be used with school visits to our physical museum but can also be utilised from classrooms anywhere in Australia with our award-winning virtual museum.

If you're a primary school teacher then we have something for you! Resources from Foundation to Year 6 include an overview for teachers, worksheets, activities, extension ideas and their connections to the Australian Curriculum.

We'd like to thank the Western Australian History Foundation and the Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and the Arts for their invaluable support of this project. Special thanks are due to Maree Whiteley for her encouragement, Shiona Herbert for her inspirational skill and Salleigh Walters for her worthy contributions.

We'd also like to thank Museums Australia WA, the History Teachers' Association of WA and TeachMeetWA (lots of WA in there!) for allowing us to share and promote our project and its outcomes at conferences, workshops and presentations. If you're a teacher and attending the 2015 HTAWA Conference in Mount Lawley on 28 March, we are taking part in the Show & Tell session at 1:45pm!