2021 South West Heritage Conference

22-23 April, Busselton

The program for the 2021 South West Heritage Conference has been released. Program highlights include:

  • Cultural encounters in Gatharraguda, the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, Harry Oakley, Dr Jade Pervan, Aidan Ash, with Malgana Rangers
  • Aboriginal healing and truth-telling through digital heritage preservation, Reena Tiwari and Professor John Stephens
  • Positive outcomes for hopeless cases, Ian Boersma
  • Developing the Busselton Cultural Precinct, Maxine Palmer
  • Encounters with WA’s iconic heritage places, Nerida Moredoundt
  • Reimagining the visitor experience at Strawberry Hill, Barmup, Kelly Rippingale
  • Aboriginal engagement at National Trust WA places in Noongar boodja, Leanne Brass
  • Conserving Woodbridge, Caroline Stokes

Delegates will also have the opportunity to choose from site visits to iconic South West heritage destinations such as Busselton Jetty, Busselton Cultural Precinct, Old Butter Factory Museum, Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and Ngilgi Cave or Wonnerup House.

The conference will feature practical advice and hands-on workshops that focus on the care and conservation of heritage places, with specialists demonstrating basic conservation and maintenance tips that can be adopted by any property owner or manager.

A local government workshop will provide local government delegates with practical advice and updates on current practice for community heritage, assessment of local heritage places and heritage in planning.

The program is available to be viewed online alongside information on presenters and topics.

Follow the Heritage Council on Twitter or visit the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage website to be the first to know when registrations open later this month.