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Author: Nina Frichot

2018 NAIDOC Grant Funding Round Open

The 2018 NAIDOC funding round is now open, providing funding to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous legal entities to support the costs of local and regional NAIDOC activities across Australia. This year’s NAIDOC Week theme ‘Because of her, we can!’ celebrates the important contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made and continue to make to our nation and grant applicants are encouraged to incorporate the theme with their project. In 2018 the Australian Government has committed $1.4 million in funding for NAIDOC activities through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy. Last year, over 550 received funding....

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50 Years 50 Objects: Melville City

Wireless Hill Museum is proud to present a selection of fifty museum and community objects that showcase stories about the City of Melville since it became a city in 1968. 50 Years 50 Objects celebrates the 50th anniversary of the City of Melville, through an eclectic range of objects that have been grouped together to tell their own stories…all in some way connected to the Melville story of the past 50 years. On show at Wireless Hill Museum from 25 February to end of December 2018   Alex Marsden, the National Director of Museums Galleries Australia, launched this exhibition...

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Remembering Them: Newman Launch 2017

Remembering Them: Newman Exhibition Launch December 2017 Some four years ago, well before the centenary of World War One entered general public consciousness, there was in the museum sector a concern. The concern was that local stories relating to the War might be overwhelmed by the broad sweep of commemoration and memorialisation. It was then that an initial approached were made to Lotterywest to explore ways to relate how World War One impacted on local communities. The feeling at that time was that the great feats of gallantry and sacrifice at Gallipoli, the Somme, Passchendaele, Villars Bretonneau and Amiens...

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Have your Say! Proposed Career Development Network

You are invited to contribute your thoughts and interest in the establishment of a career development network for cultural professionals across Western Australia. The cultural sector in WA is active and vibrant. It encompasses the major, medium, not for profit and community museums, galleries and collecting organisations across the state. We are seeking interest from you in the development of a network for people pursuing advancement in their cultural sector career – either within a current role or organisation, transitioning into a new role or organisation, or looking for their first paid or voluntary position. Our aim is to...

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Remembering Them: A Treasure trove of WW1 memorabilia in Sandstone WA

Remembering Them: Memorabilia marks WWI contribution War medals and badges, which belonged to William Edward de Courcy Lefroy, will be on display at Sandstone Library from 14th November 2017 for a year. Picture: Margie Lundy A treasure trove of World War I memorabilia will be on display at the Sandstone Library for the official opening of the Goldfields To Battlefields: Brothers In Arms exhibition until. The exhibition, which is open until November next year, will display a range of artefacts donated by the families of local soldiers who served in the Great War. It is one of 32 exhibitions across the State comprising the Lotterywest-funded Remembering Them project, which tells the local stories of rural, remote and regional WA communities and commemorates their wartime contributions. Medals, badges and good luck charms will be displayed, along with other collectors’ items including a gift box containing cigarettes and chocolate that was given by Princess Mary to all soldiers serving in the Imperial Forces in 1914. Also on display will be a “Dead Man’s Penny” — a round memorial plaque sent to the next of kin of soldiers who died in the war. Project co-ordinator and former Sandstone resident Margie Lundy said the exhibition was not a celebration of the war, but a commemoration of those who served and the impact felt by the Sandstone community. Ms Lundy said there would be a...

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