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History talk reveals river’s secrets

Published on Thursday 4 May, 2017

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Discover how the Canning River shaped the City of Gosnells and how it benefited generations when the City’s Local History Librarian presents Canning River: Our Silver Thread on Saturday 3 June.

Over the years, this waterway has been viewed as a food source, obstacle and lifeblood to early commerce. It has also served for recreational pursuits and has been a handy geographical border.

City of Gosnells Deputy Mayor Julie Brown said this event was part of a series of informative and entertaining talks by the City’s Local History Librarian.

“Mr O’Brien is passionate about the City’s heritage and excels at bringing the colourful and informative stories of our history to life,” Cr Brown said.

“It’s vital that these stories are shared to a wider audience as understanding our past creates a deeper sense of community and fosters ownership of our cultural heritage.”

The talk will be held from 1.30pm to 2.30pm at the Lyal Richardson Hall at The Agonis, 2232D Albany Highway, Gosnells.

Bookings are essential, as refreshments will be provided. To book, please call 9397 3145.