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Church fight drags on

By Rebecca Peppiatt RUMOURS a 112-year-old Mount Helena church is being demolished were quashed this week after community members rallied yet again to save the historically significant building. St Mark’s Anglican Church, on the corner of Keane and Ealy Streets, ...

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Heist on heritage and herbs

By Melissa Sheil PICKERING Brook has been the site of two unusual heists this month, with a local primary school and the heritage park targeted in robberies. Sometime between Wednesday June 30 and Saturday July 3, the Pickering Brook Heritage ...

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Village in ruins

By Melissa Sheil DISASTER struck the Kalamunda History Village last weekend as three half-metre wide trunks split from a large red gum tree, hitting and severely damaging several important structures. The first two trunks fell around midnight on Saturday, striking ...

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Heritage list protections secured

By Claire Ottaviano MUNDARING archaeologist Bob Sheppard and Swan Hills MLA Jessica Shaw have successfully fought changes endangering heritage protections in Western Australia. Under current State planning and development regulations local governments ‘must’ establish and maintain a heritage list, known ...

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Mural to remember

Bellevue Hotel Anzac Mural

Claire Ottaviano PASSERSBY of the Bellevue Hotel stopped and watched in wonder this week as scenes from the district’s wartime history came to life before them. Built in 1905 as the East Midland Hotel, the recently renovated building is remembered ...

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Remembering all that was lost

Remembrance Day

Melissa Sheil AIR Force pilot Captain Ron Magrath reflected on those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and the toll it had on those left behind at Kalamunda’s Remembrance Day service this week. Commemorating what was lost was the crux of ...

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Agricultural giant honoured

By Breanna Inferrera THE daughter of the first Freeman of Kalamunda has reflected on her father’s life which has seen him honoured by the Royal Agricultural Society of WA as the 2020 WA Agricultural Hall of Fame inductee. Late politician ...

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Heritage wheels keep on spinning

THE Bus Preservation Society of WA have been rewarded for their tireless efforts in keeping the wheels of heritage buses spinning, taking home a commendation in the 2020 WA Heritage Awards. Located at Whiteman Park, the society took home the ...

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