Contribution by a community-based organisation

A community-based or non-profit organisation whose contribution demonstrates a commitment to cultural heritage and/or heritage-related work, services or programs in Western Australia.

Heritage Skills Association WA Inc.

Category Winner

Heritage Skills Association WA was officially formed in August 2020 with a vison to share the important skills needed to repair and care for heritage places. The association aims to address an identified lack of accredited heritage skills training within the sector via an intergenerational project based model.

Through the Heritage Skills Project, members are connected and have support from others in the heritage community across the State, Australia and internationally. The group is dedicated to connecting and working together with those that have the heritage skills before they are lost for good.

Friends of Anzac Cottage Inc.

Joint Commendation

The Friends of Anzac Cottage is a dynamic and energetic organisation dedicated to sharing and preserving the unique and fascinating story of Anzac Cottage, the first war memorial built to honour those who fought in the Gallipoli Landing.

The group conducts monthly Anzac Afternoons, guided tours by appointment and commemorative ceremonies, allowing the community to visit this historic icon to learn more about the cottage and to pay their respects to the veterans who have served Australia in many conflicts.

Littlewell Working Group

Joint Commendation

Located on the outskirts of Mingenew, a town nearly 400 kilometres north of Perth, the Littlewell Reserve closed in 1972 and was handed over to the Mingenew Shire. In 2010, a group of 30 elders and former residents of the Littlewell Reserve came together to form the Littlewell Working Group. The members of the Littlewell Working Group worked tirelessly, using their own resources, time and money to restore and maintain the reserve, while working with community stakeholders to commemorate the lives and stories of the Littlewell mob. 

The Littlewell Reserve is now a protected place of healing, language, belonging, history, heritage and culture. The Working Group has given back the stories of the past to future generations.

Page last reviewed 19 November 2021
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