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Saving our Heritage

Mundaring Weir C1920s

Although Western Australia is relatively new regarding the European history, we understand that our Aboriginal Culture dates back over 60,000 years. The Helena River in what is now known as the Shire of Mundaring dates to 1829, when Ensign Dale journeyed to the Darling Scarp.

Heritage is not only expressed through tangible things like places, buildings, landscapes, monuments and waterways. It includes traditions, events, rituals and because of this it is constantly changing. We have come to appreciate our Heritage and we now try to put Strategies in place to protect it.

Heritage is at the heart of the community, part of our identity and because of this, it is imperative to protect and sustain it.

The Shire of Mundaring is in the process of adopting a Heritage Strategy and the Mundaring and Hills Historical Society is a vital component of the consultation process. It has been a long time since the last Heritage Strategy (known as The Municipal Inventory) was created and unfortunately important sites have been neglected during that time. MHHS do not want to lose any more of Mundaring’s Heritage sites and therefore will make sure they have a level of protection under the new Strategy.

If you know of any sites in the Shire that you feel require the protection of the Heritage Strategy, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Ph: 9295 0540 E:


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