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Industrial artefacts reveal City’s past

Published on Wednesday 23 May, 2018

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Take a trip to Gosnells’ early days with a local history talk at the Wilkinson Homestead Museum on Saturday 9 June.

During the history talk, Heritage Collections Assistant Gemma Wilson will transport visitors to a time that helped shape our City. Gosnells has a rich history of agricultural development, and the museum’s collection features machinery, equipment and artefacts used in the past in the orchard, brick-work, market garden and poultry industries.  

Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said the museum is located on what was once the largest citrus producing property in WA.

“It is important to recognise the foundations of our City, to appreciate the journey we have taken to be where we are today.

“The museum’s rich history is a reminder of the importance of preserving the local history for future generations.”

After the talk, visitors will be encouraged to explore the machinery shed at their own leisure and Gemma can answer questions about the museum and its collection.

This is a free event and refreshments will be provided, however bookings are essential. For more information about the City’s heritage, visit www.gosnells.wa.gov.au.

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