Thursday, 16 April 2015

2015 Winner at the Western Australian Heritage Awards

On the evening of the 15 April the atmospheric Hackett Hall at the WA Museum in Perth played host to the 2015 Western Australian Heritage Awards. The annual awards are a celebration of our state's heritage champions and we were delighted to yet again be a finalist in the community organisation category... which we won!

The judge's citation reads: Carnamah Historical Society and Museum uses cutting-edge technology to engage with and promote the heritage of, not only their own and neighbouring districts, but also the State. Impressively, the society has established a virtual volunteering platform that has engaged 7,000 people with online heritage projects, which, in turn has provided a valuable resource for historians and the State.

We spoke to radio presenter Glenn Barndon of ABC Mid West & Wheatbelt following the win:

The full list of winners and commendations are listed below. For more info check out the winners page on the website of the State Heritage Office or the media release by Hon. Albert Jacob, M.L.A.

Voluntary individual contribution
Winner: Dr Howard Gray, Geraldton

Professional contribution
Winner: Dr John Taylor, Claremont

Contribution by a community-based organisation
Winner: Carnamah Historical Society and Museum
Commendation: Historical Society of Cockburn

Contribution by a public or private organisation
Winner: Heritage Perth

Heritage practices by a local government
Winner: City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Interpretation project
Winner: Albany Forts (Princess Royal Fortress)
Commendation: Esperance Foreshore Interpretation Project

Heritage tourism project
Winner: National Anzac Centre, Albany

Conservation or adaptive reuse of a State registered place
Winner of the Gerry Gauntlett Award: Wanslea - Cancer Wellness Centre, Cottesloe

The Judges’ Award: The Professor David Dolan Award
Ms Norma Andrews, Harwood’s Cottage Cafe and Quindalup Post Office of Busselton

We'd like to express our thanks to the Heritage Council and State Heritage Office for the award. We'd also like to pay tribute to our members, volunteers and virtual volunteers - this award is thanks to our collective efforts!


One-Place Studies said...

Massive congratulations to all the team at Carnamah Historical Society & Museum from all of us at the One-Place Studies Register - a fabulous achievement and well-deserved recognition for all your efforts in being at the forefront of virtual volunteering and getting the wider community involved.

Andrew Bowman-Bright said...

Many thanks for the congratulations, kind words and for profiling our win on your website and blog.