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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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Bear hunt movement makes history

By Breanna Inferrera A KALAMUNDA resident’s simple idea to capture the bear hunt movement amid COVID-19 on camera and create a photo book for her grandchildren has flourished into a piece of history.     Two copies of Merrilyn Mellis’ ...

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Community plea for primary school rebuild

By Breanna Inferrera A PETITION calling on the State Government to provide funding to rebuild the aging Lesmurdie Primary School was presented to Parliament last week. The school, built in 1920 and located on Sanderson Road, will soon celebrate its ...

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Chidlow army camps turn another page

CLAIRE OTTAVIANO IN another effort to capture and record the significance of Chidlow’s World War II Army Battalion Camp number four, the Mundaring and Hills Historical Society have secured a grant for a book to help preserve its history. Only ...

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An Anzac Day like no other

By Claire Ottaviano AUSTRALIAN Army Veteran and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Veterans and Services Association president Di Ryder will light a candle and lead a small driveway Dawn Service this weekend. The Stratton resident and NAIDOC Lifetime Achievement Award ...

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