Voluntary individual contribution

An individual who has made a significant voluntary contribution to the conservation, promotion and/or understanding of cultural heritage in the community.

Owen Briffa, Volunteer Curator, Lost Mundaring & Surroundings Local History Museum

Category Winner

Through the Facebook page Lost Mundaring and Surroundings, Owen inspires the community to take an interest in local history. At just 15-years of age, Owen has produced two photographic history books. Owen brings history to the people with his purpose built trailer acting as the Mundaring Travelling Museum, allowing him to take local history and artefacts to events. He has played an integral part in developing interpretive panels for several exhibitions and is currently researching and writing the first history book on Eastern Hills Senior High and Mt Helena Primary Schools. He is dedicated to sharing local heritage with a wider audience every fortnight through the Fortnightly History video and has appeared in the Echo Newspapers and on Channel 7’s Today Tonight speaking about his passion for local history.

Marion Gathercole, Volunteer, See Subi and City of Subiaco

Joint Commendation

For 21 years, Marion Gathercole has volunteered her time conducting over 120 free guided walking tours promoting the unique history, heritage and streetscapes of the City of Subiaco through her ‘See Subi on Sunday’ initiative. The popularity of the walks is due to Marion’s creativity and inspiration, exploring new areas, stories and ideas so that no two walks are ever the same.

As Marion says “Participating as a volunteer is both a pleasure and a privilege. It is a pleasure to meet so many lovely people, to have learned so much about the history and heritage of Subiaco, and a privilege to have an opportunity to share this knowledge."

Maureen Lissiman, Volunteer, Holy Trinity Church, Roebourne

Joint Commendation

The reopening of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church of Roebourne in 2021, in time to celebrate the 125th anniversary, was a major celebration. As one of the key drivers behind the challenging restoration, Maureen has been a tireless advocate, establishing the Friends of the Holy Trinity supporters’ network, a generous financial donor and committed researcher during the renovation. Her contribution has ensured that the Holy Trinity Church in Roebourne Western Australia has regained its place as the beacon on the hill.

Page last reviewed 19 November 2021
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