ADDRESS: 108 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA
AWARDS: Finalist in the 2017 WA Heritage Awards in the category ‘Interpretation Project’.
PROJECT: Gwalia, located 800km north-east of Perth, is a town built on gold. The Sons of Gwalia goldmine was founded in 1896 and a makeshift miner’s camp evolved from a melting pot of migrants, all searching for luck. After the mine’s closure and the resident’s exodus to Kalgoorlie, Gwalia became a ghost town. A lot of the buildings have withstood the harsh outback conditions to provide us with insight into how people lived and worked during that time. In 2015 the Shire of Leonora commissioned Kate Ferguson multimedia journalist, to tell the story of Gwalia’s people and history.
A big thank you to Minara Resources, Brookfield and Heritage Perth for making the exhibition possible and Rob Duncan for his photography.
Click here to view images from the opening night.
COMPLETED: October 2016
CLIENT: Shire of Leonora