Commendation: Ellensbrook at Mokidup
Set within the stunning coastal landscape of the Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park 'Ellensbrook at Mokidup' is a place that embodies the history of the south west of Western Australia. In 2019, the National Trust of Western Australia completed a major two-year project to conserve and re-interpret this significant heritage place for the benefit of the community.
Guided by a conservation plan, the project team undertook archaeological investigations, conservation and landscape works, four traditional trade skills workshops, and moving of the waterwheel to its original location. Ellensbrook was conserved with awareness of its fragility, and with a focus on community heritage skills training.