Working Life attraction to host Anzac centenary display
April 22, 2015
A Working Life Heritage Trail attraction is gearing up to hold a special event this Anzac Day.
The Margaret River Old Settlement will host Remembering Them, a display designed to highlight the impact of World War I on the local community.
To be launched onsite in the Bramley School building at 2.30pm on Saturday April 25, the commemorative exhibition marks the first major event for the old settlement since reopening its doors to the public.
Margaret River and Districts Historical Society secretary Jan Matthews encouraged people to take up the opportunity to explore the past.
“It’s important for young people to know how their grandparents lived and what they went through,” she said.
Situated on the river bank at the entrance to town, the old settlement provides visitors with a window into days gone by.
Points of interest include a Group house, the old Group school, a machinery shed, dairy/cream room and a cow shed.
The Working Life Heritage Trail is a partnership between the South West Working Life Heritage Association, which comprises 25 individual sites, and the South West Development Commission.
Other sites on the trail include the Augusta Historical Museum, Harvey Heritage Precinct and Dardanup Heritage Park.
For more information about the trail, visit www.workinglife.com.au .
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Jan Matthews at the Margaret River Old Settlement.