[SOLD OUT] 150 Years of Railways Western Australia

When: 10:30am - 18/06/2021

Location: 49 Broadway, Nedlands


2021 is the 150th anniversary of the first true railway to operate in Western Australia. The arrival of the locomotive 'Ballarat' near Busselton in 1871 began the role of railways in the development of modern Western Australia. I will look at the spread of railways and towns — from land-grant railways to the more contemporary. Significant events include the building of the Trans-Australian Railway, which was the 'carrot' for WA to join the federation and their
role in World War II.

Philippa is a professional historian. Her publications include Memories of the Trans-Australian Railway, Memories of the Midland Railway Co. of WA, Troops, Trains and Trades, Travelling like Royalty, First Government Railway – Geraldton to Northampton as well as being a contributing author to Marble Bar to Mandurah and to the Premier’s History prize-winning The Workshops. In addition, she has been an Exhibition Team Leader for galleries in the new WA Museum Boola Bardip and the development of the Wanneroo Regional Museum.

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Event information: [SOLD OUT] 150 Years of Railways Western Australia

Booking information

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Phone: 9386 3841

Email: admin@histwest.org.au

Cost $10