Heritage talks part of fes­ti­val

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The Na­tional Trust Heritage Fes­ti­val is back from April 16-May 18.

Join the City of Kar­ratha li­braries for five events ex­plor­ing Aus­tralia’s his­tor­i­cal, nat­u­ral and Abo­rig­i­nal heritage.

In May, head to Pearling and Ship­ping in the North West, a talk about mar­itime his­tory pre­sented by the WA Mu­seum.

You’ll dis­cover the im­por­tant role pearling and coastal ship­ping played in the devel­op­ment of the North West be­fore the min­ing boom in the 1960s, when road and air­port in­fra­struc­ture re­placed ship­ping as the main way of con­vey­ing goods and peo­ple.

The talk will be held at the Bond Store in Cos­sack on Satur­day, May 7 from 1pm-2.30pm for a gold coin do­na­tion.

There will also be two talks by Dr Ken Mul­vaney on the abun­dant Abo­rig­i­nal rock art of the Dampier Ar­chi­pel­ago, held at Kar­ratha li­brary on Thurs­day, May 12 from 5.30pm-6.30pm and at the Dampier Com­mu­nity Hall on Satur­day, May 14 from 11am-12.30pm.

The talks are free but book­ings are re­quired.

They have been very pop­u­lar in the past so it is rec­om­mended those in­ter­ested get in quick.

To book your place at ei­ther of these events, con­tact the City of Kar­ratha li­braries on 9186 8660 or email kar­ratha.li­brary@kar­ratha.wa.gov.au.

Pic­ture: Michael Lewi

Pil­bara Abo­rig­i­nal rock art is the sub­ject of an up­com­ing talk for the Na­tional Trust Heritage Fes­ti­val.

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