Author: Nina Frichot

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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SANDSTONE MIDWEST CHAPTER AGM 15TH OCTOBER 2017   The Museums Galleries Australia WA team had so much fun on their recent road trip from Fremantle to Sandstone over the weekend, Friday 13th Oct – Sunday 15th Oct. We hired a van and the six of us bundled in, taking turns at driving the 9 hours(just over 800km drive) to our remote regional Midwest Chapter AGM in Sandstone, WA. I would like to congratulate Margie Lundy for organising the extremely successful meeting where over 17 societies turned up with a quorum of 36 people (not including the apologies from 4 who unfortunately broke down in Mt Magnet, only 155kms out of town). These included Morawa Historical Society ( with the help of their Shire have been able to paint their Old Gaol & Rio donated a windmill and permission to erect another); WAM of Geraldton ( Creative Spaces NACC travelling exhibition, Yamatji interviews are available, the cruise ships coming into Geraldton are having a positive impact on the town and museum, Royalties for Regions program review is coming); Northampton Historical Society; New Norcia Benedictine Community ( there is a written articles about New Norcia in the Chimes newsletter, WA Quilters and Embroiderers Tour is ongoing, & a New Museum Advisory Committee headed by Ian McLeod); Museums Galleries Australia WA; WAM- Remembering Them; Carnamah Historical Society ( Production of the Almanac digitisation project, visit...

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