Albany Historical Society tells us about a wonderful exhibition which has been housed in the Residency Building of the Great Southern Museum. Yurlmun: Mokare Mia Boodja which means Returning to Mokare’s Home Country featured fourteen rare objects belonging to the Menang Noongar people, the traditional inhabitants of the Albany area. These objects have been stored in the British Museum’s collection since the 1830s and, for the first time, returned to Menang Country. They include stone axes, spears, spearthrowers, knives and a postcard.
The Society encourages the exchange of ideas and news within the State's history and heritage community. The more Affiliated Societies share among themselves their successes and failures in preserving, researching, interpreting and making accessible their local histories to the wider community societies, the greater the opportunities for them to use these experiences to expand and improve the way they promote their programs to their members and the public.
Affiliated Societies are invited to take advantage of this facility that the Society has provided to submit news items by completing and submitting the email Affiliated Societies News Form. Items of news could include
- events you have staged such as tours, talks, workshops, exhibitions;
- history and heritage self-guided walks and tours created;
- participating in major community events
- problems overcome with management of collections such as challenges with regard to collection item recording, storage, conservation and displays;
- partnerships created in the local community;
- fundraising successes and failures
- forthcoming events
- details of recent publications
- successful school programs
- creative uses of digital technology
Not only will other Affiliated Societies be interested in what you are doing but other visitors to our website will be fascinated by your contribution and commitment to understanding and preserving Western Australia's history. All this will help to strengthen our voice for history and heritage.