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Owen Briffa is passionate about local history.

Recognition for young historian

A 16-year-old Parkerville student has received state recognition for his dedication to the preservation of history in the Hills.

Owen Briffa is a finalist in the Western Australian Heritage Awards in the Voluntary Individual Contribution section.

Owen is the curator of Lost Mundaring and Surroundings Local History Museum and is often seen at local events and council meetings, passionately fighting for recognition of the history of the region.

“I am impressed and humbled by the high calibre of work being undertaken by individuals and organisations working in the heritage sector to ensure the stories of our past can be retold for generations to come,” Heritage Minister David Templeman said.

“Thank you to the champions behind each of the entries who genuinely value the role that heritage can play in creating unique places and experiences.

“I congratulate all of the finalists.”

The awards ceremony will be held next month, November 19.

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