Professional contribution

An individual who has made a significant contribution to heritage and has demonstrated best practice standards through their employment in the heritage industry.

Timothy Harris, Furniture Historian, Restorer and Author

Timothy Harris began selling and restoring antique colonial furniture in 1984. He continues to have an ongoing relationship with the National Trust of Western Australia and a number of private collectors, including the Kerry Stokes Collection, undertaking furniture restoration and consulting.

His interest in colonial furniture led him to self-publish a private research project of 23-years, a book titled Colonial Furniture of Western Australia 1829-1910. As the first comprehensive and definitive study of Western Australian colonial furniture to be published, Colonial Furniture of Western Australia 1829-1910 is the essential reference for collectors, curators and historians.

Ian Maitland OAM, Retired Civil, Structural and Heritage Engineer

Ian Maitland OAM retired in 2017, after a 54-year career as a Civil, Structural and Heritage Engineer. During his career and in retirement he has worked tirelessly to promote and advocate for heritage and in particular engineering heritage. Ian’s career stands out due to the vast number and range of commissions he has undertaken, including over 200 heritage projects across WA. Places he has worked on include St George’s Cathedral, Trinity Church Perth, the heritage balconies of the State Buildings and Raine Square redevelopment. Ian is passionate about passing his knowledge on through mentoring emerging engineers, architects and builders.

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