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Memory House Exhibition

Memory House Exhibition


Explore the sights, scents, sounds and textures of WA

The public are invited to explore WA’s diverse history in a feast of the senses that is set to include some of the State Library’s most precious collection items.
“The State Library has been collecting artworks, maps, photographs and other heritage material for the past 125 years,” said the State Library CEO and State Librarian Margaret Allen. 
According to the State Library’s Battye Historian Susanna Iuliano “the treasure trove of items on display in Memory House will take you on a journey through our State’s history of exploration, settlement, migration, mining, education and its enduring Indigenous culture.”
Precious items such as a watercolour of the Swan River in 1830 from the Mary Ann Friend journal, a diary written by a WWII prisoner of war on a toilet roll and handwritten recipes dating back to 1809 give unique glimpses into the history of Western Australia.
The Memory House exhibition is open during library hours and entry is free.
When: 29 May 2014 – 28 September 2014
Where: The Gallery, Ground Floor, State Library of Western Australia

Bush Babies: Stories told through photographs

Presented by Community Arts Network Western Australia (CAN WA) 

View photographs of Wheatbelt elders produced as part of CAN WA’s Bush Babies project.  

Portraits are displayed in the Nook alongside their bush babies stories with selected archival material from the State Library of Western Australia collections. 

A highlight of the exhibition is a special tribute to Kellerberrin’s original ‘Bush Baby’ Hazel Winmar. At 96 years of age, Nana Hazel is believed to be the oldest Ballardong woman alive.

Participants involved in the project have shared family knowledge using collections including, photo documentation, digital recordings, research and community storytelling events. 

When: 7 July - 8 September 2014 
Where: The Nook, Ground Floor, State Library of Western Australia

Free, open during library opening hours

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