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The dinosaur petting zoo that wowed kids (and
their folks) during the mid-year school holidays is
back in October at the WA Maritime Museum, and
the Fremantle Prison is giving us an insight into life
behind bars with a collection of art and other works
made by WA prisoners.
Exhibition in the spotlight
Yalangbara Art of
This Aboriginal art exhibition by the
Yolngu people of north-east Arnhem
Land explores the mythological,
environmental and historical significance
of their land. It incorporates more than
sixty works, including bark paintings, fibre
items and wood sculptures, and represents
the journey of the Yolngu peoples’ ancestors.
See it at the WA Museum until November 4.
In the 1880s, the Fremantle
Prison and Old Perth Gaol
housed a rock and mineral
the geological riches of
the State. That original
collection is now on display.
Until November 2,
WA Museum, museum.
Back by popular
demand, the Dinosaur
Petting Zoo will come
alive again, this time at
the Western Australian
October 1-14 , WA
This forum brings together
experts on world heritage
and community leaders to
discuss the implications of
world heritage listings.
October 11, Fremantle
Prison (08) 9336 9200,
OUTER SPACE TO
Take a voyage from the
outer limits of the Milky
Way galaxy to the centre
of the Earth through 30
exciting interactive exhibits.
November 3, Wanneroo
A presentation that
guides you through the
genealogical resources at
the Wanneroo Museum.
November 10, Wanneroo
The WA Museum’s
chief executive, Alec
Coles, presents on the
importance of museums
in the digital age.
November 29, WA
FROM THE INSIDE:
ART AND INDUSTRIES
IN WA PRISONS
Art and works created
in WA’s prisons.
WANNEROO REGIONAL MUSEUM | Over 550 objects and
photographs, including a road roller used to build Wanneroo Road, and
shipwreck treasures. 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo.
ARMY MUSEUM OF WA | Tanks, field guns and other military
vehicles; tells the story of West Australians in the army, from WW1 to
Afghanistan. Burt Street, Fremantle.
MOUNT FLORA REGIONAL MUSEUM | History of the Stirling
area dating back to the mid 1800s. Elvire Street, Watermans Bay.
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM | Stories of the local
Aboriginal people, the State’s flora and fauna, and meteorites, megafauna
and dinosaurs. Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge.
AVIATION HERITAGE MUSEUM | 32 airplanes and
34 engines, along with other items that capture the legacy of the
Royal Australian Air Force. Bullcreek Drive, Bullcreek.
FREMANTLE PRISON | Built by convicts in the 1850s
and decommissioned as a maximum-security gaol in 1991.
The Terrace, Fremantle.
HEATHCOTE MUSEUM | The history of Point Heathcote
and its role in the mental health facilities developed throughout WA.
Duncraig Road, Applecross.
WIRELESS HILL MUSEUM | Tells the pioneering story of one of
Australia’s first telecommunications stations. Wireless Hill Park, Ardross.
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN MARITIME MUSEUM | Highlights
Fremantle’s history as a port city and explores WA’s relationship with the sea.
Victoria Quay, Fremantle.
CLAREMONT MUSEUM | History of the Claremont area and the
domestic activities of the colonial era. Victoria Avenue, Claremont.
MANDURAH COMMUNITY MUSEUM | The history, culture and
natural environment of the Mandurah area. 3 Pinjarra Road, Mandurah.
REVOLUTIONS TRANSPORT MUSEUM | How changes in land
transport have shaped the way we live. Whiteman Park, Swan Valley.
YORK RESIDENCY MUSEUM | The colonial past of the Avon
Valley region and the cultural heritage of the local Ballardong Nyoongar
People. 4 Brook Street, York.
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