Look back at our past

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western opinion -

THE Royal WA His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety’s lat­est ex­hi­bi­tion tells the story of WA from 50,000 years of Abo­rig­i­nal life through to now.

Ob­jects, im­ages and sto­ries about Abo­rig­i­nal life, Dirk Har­tog’s land­ing in 1616, Willem de Vlam­ingh’s visit in 1696 and the Swan River Set­tle­ment in 1829 take vis­i­tors on a jour­ney of dis­cov­er­ies.

The ex­hi­bi­tion ti­tled Western Land – a jour­ney of dis­cov­ery and re­dis­cov­ery, in­cludes in­for­ma­tion on early colo­nial life, ex­plo­rations for agri­cul­tural and pas­toral lands to sup­port the new colony and the dis­cov­ery of min­eral and en­ergy re­sources.

There is also a sec­tion on how craft tra­di­tions have de­vel­oped and lo­cal plants used to make uten­sils and per­sonal dec­o­ra­tions.

The ex­hi­bi­tion is at 49 Broad­way, Ned­lands and runs all year.

The Bus­sell writ­ing desk.

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