Voluntary Individual Contribution
Ian Wilson has had a lifelong passion for heritage and volunteering, and is committed to ensuring the culture of the South West region is not lost.
He is a great advocate for the history of the southern timber industry and the role it played in shaping the lives of Western Australia’s pioneers. Ian also works to conserve WA’s heritage, and has worked tirelessly to ensure the conservation of the timber industry in the Manjimup and Deanmill region.
Ian is enthusiastic about passing his knowledge onto younger generations and believes in empowering people with the skills needed to research and document their own family histories.
Tom WenmanTom Wenman is a self-published author, historical researcher and volunteer tour guide. In 1978, when Tom moved to Margaret River he noticed the geological conditions suggested that gold may exist in the area. He set out to research the history of gold in the region which led to him publishing his first book, There’s Gold in Margaret River, in 2006.
Tom worked with the Margaret River and Districts Historical Society to supply the history for the interpretation of the recently opened Wadandi Track between Gnarawary Road and Witchcliffe town site.
Tom is a strong advocate for improving disability access for heritage site and he volunteers his time giving talks on history to local clubs and schools.