Wanneroo’s history showcased in free exhibition

February 2, 2017 by  

Wangara residents are being urged to visit a free exhibition currently showing at the Wanneroo Gallery.

Live, Work, Play – Wanneroo Recollections has been mounted to showcase a fascinating selection of museum treasures that highlight the area’s history.

A spokesman for the City of Wanneroo, which is presenting the exhibition, said the display has been organised around Community History Librarian Carol Leigh’s book entitled ‘Live, Work, Play – Wanneroo Recollections’, which was first launched by Mayor Tracey Roberts in November 2015.

Mayor Roberts said printing services have been used to produce a beautifully designed book that features oral histories of locals that are both compelling and fascinating.

The publication, she said, fuses historic accounts based on life within the city with photographs that encompass the rich history of Wanneroo’s past.

The Mayor paid tribute to the high-quality book, which she said provides readers with a unique snapshot to yesteryear and a mirror through which today’s residents can gain an insight into how people worked, lived and filled their leisure hours in days gone by.

Stories featured in the book, she said, have been gleaned from an extensive oral history collection, which includes pioneers and interesting characters who have called Wanneroo home at some time since the start of the 1900s.

According to the City of Wanneroo website, the current exhibition, which runs until February 18:

“…will foster an appreciation of Wanneroo's origins and sense of identity, and will celebrate the district's cultural diversity.”