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Lamenting the whittling away of our heritage – Part 1 of 7

Posted by ken On February - 24 - 2014

Lamenting the whittling away of our heritage – Part 1 of 7 Our indigenous brethren relied an oral history, for they had no written language. Yet stories from the Dreamtime can still be recalled today, at least 40 to 60 thousand years after the first native inhabitants populated the land. One wonders how much the […]

Lamenting the whittling away of our heritage – Part 2 of 7

Posted by ken On February - 24 - 2014

Lamenting the whittling away of our heritage – Part 2 of 7 One very popular museum that deals with the sciences more than history is Scitech. Meanwhile Parts 3, 4 and 6 will show, that a number of museums with history themes have received a raw deal. The former Telecommunication Museum, the Fremantle Motor Museum, […]

Lamenting the whittling away of our heritage – Part 3 of 7

Posted by ken On February - 24 - 2014

Lamenting the whittling away of our heritage – Part 3 of 7 Much of the central business district of Perth has been demolished. William Street has lost many of its old buildings, starting with Temple Court and the Embassy Ballroom, the Capitol Theatre and all buildings up to St Georges Terrace. Then everything on one […]

Lamenting the whittling away of our heritage – Part 4 of 7

Posted by ken On February - 24 - 2014

Lamenting the whittling away of our heritage – Part 4 of 7 Since the Heritage Council of WA was established in 1990, places of cultural heritage to the State have been entered on a Registry and recognised for their value and importance. This does not mean that the system is infallible, as the ongoing battle […]

Lamenting the whittling away of our heritage – Part 5 of 7

Posted by ken On February - 24 - 2014

Lamenting the whittling away of our heritage – Part 5 of 7 Saving an icon seems to be mission impossible for the powers that be, when it comes to the landmark Guildford Hotel, which continues to sit in ruins six years and counting after it was severely damaged by a suspicious fire.. The Guildford Hotel […]

Lamenting the whittling away of our heritage – Part 6 of 7

Posted by ken On February - 24 - 2014

Lamenting the whittling away of our heritage – Part 6 of 7 Some decisions defy logic, particularly when an incredible and irreplaceable collection is offered to the State at a reasonable price, to be rejected, for it then to quadruple in value when it goes to auctioned with keen buyers from all over the world. […]

Lamenting the whittling away of our heritage – Part 7 of 7

Posted by ken On February - 24 - 2014

Lamenting the whittling away of our heritage – Part 7 of 7 On a brighter note, it is possible to keep old buildings and merge them with modern developments without totally destroying the heritage elements. Though they may not convey the past history to the fullest, they at least give token homage whilst pleasing the […]

Tribute to James Condon (1923-2014)

Posted by ken On February - 15 - 2014

Tribute to James Condon (1923-2014)     Audrey Long (Barnaby) kindly conveyed the sad passing of James Condon (1923-2014) the younger brother of Coralie Condon, who was an actor of great note, performing on the stage, radio, films and television.     Coralie and James used to talk each night by phone until he had a stroke […]

November 20th, 2013 Gathering of TV and Cinema Folk

Posted by ken On February - 1 - 2014

    We wish everyone the very best for the festive season and take this opportunity to reflect on a number of events that made 2013 memorable. There were happy occasions when veterans of the Western Australian broadcasting, radio and cinema fraternity could mingle. One such venue has been provided by the Australian Museum of Motion […]


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