Contribution by a Public or Private Organisation
Engineering Heritage WA
For more than 30 years, the Engineering Heritage committee of Engineers Australia’s WA Division (EHWA) has provided leadership in the protection, conservation and recording of our engineering, industrial and technological heritage.
EHWA continues to celebrate and promote the significant contributions of WA’s engineers and their works through the Engineering Heritage Recognition Program, with twenty-five sites now officially recognised and seven oral histories recorded by eminent WA engineers.
National Trust WA
Through its activities, the National Trust connects Western Australians with rich and diverse stories about its natural, Aboriginal and historic heritage.
The Trust enhances people’s understanding of why heritage is important and how it enables us to explore our identity and our place in the world. The Trust achieves this by conserving the places in its care, by educating and raising awareness of people about heritage, and how it contributes to a sense of wellbeing in society. The Trust works to preserve and protect important places, customs and values so they can be enjoyed by present and future generations.
The National Trust of WA has had several of its projects recognised as finalists in the 2017 WA Heritage Awards, including the Australian Heritage Festival, Old Perth Boys’ School, Sound from the Ground, and Gallop House.
State Library of Western Australia (Storylines Project)
Storylines is a digital platform providing learning and access to heritage collections including photographs, oral histories, video recordings, and genealogical information. It connects these collections with thousands of Indigenous clients across the State and enables the State Library to facilitate the protection, collection, and return of Aboriginal heritage collections to individuals, families and communities.
This innovative project is proving to be a driver of change, stimulating creative practice, fostering tourism enterprise, harnessing multi-generational engagement, as well as creating new skills while preserving culture, language and history.