Warrnambool’s heritage on show
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MEDIA RELEASE: April 17, 2012
The history of Warrnambool’s greatest innovators and inventors will be unveiled this week.
Tomorrow marks the beginning of the month-long National Trust Heritage Festival ‘Innovation and Invention’ which will feature 13 events including an exhibition at Warrnambool Art Gallery, a graveyard tour and maritime history exploration.
The launch of the festival program will coincide with the official launch of the Warrnambool Heritage Strategy during World Heritage Day tomorrow.
City strategy co-ordinator Lisa Gervasoni said the strategy identified practical steps and projects that would make Warrnambool a regional leader in preserving, managing and promoting cultural heritage.
Ms Gervasoni said the strategy launch would be a fitting way to begin the heritage festival.
“This year’s event provides a range of opportunities to celebrate great Australian inventions and discover the history of Warrnambool,” she said.
“When I think of my childhood I think of Australian ingenuity, the smell of Vegemite toast, the thrill of swinging on the Hills Hoist and the sounds of the Victa lawnmower and Granddad’s ute. This festival is a chance to celebrate not only these wonderful inventions but all things great about Australia and Warrnambool.”
The Warrnambool Heritage Strategy and Heritage Festival will be launched at Council’s Civic Centre Reception Room from 6.30pm to 7.30pm tomorrow night.
Admission is free and bookings are essential on 5559 4800 or email email@example.com.
Visit www.nationaltrust.com.au/heritagefestival for a full program of events.
Warrnambool Heritage Festival Program
Heritage Festival and Warrnambool Heritage Strategy launch
Wednesday April 18, 6.30pm-7.30pm
Civic Centre, reception room
Makers and Shapers exhibition
Friday April 20-Sunday May 20
Warrnambool Art Gallery
Memorials and Memories of the Warrnambool CBD walking tour
Saturday April 21, 10.30am-12.30pm
Military History Display
Saturday April 21-Sunday April 29, 10am-10pm
WestVic Dairy Innovation Gala Awards Night
Thursday April 26
Saturday May 5, 2pm-3.30pm
Tuesday May 8, 12.30pm-1.30pm
St James Park, Warrnambool
Coastal Ramble In The Steps of Lucas and Gill
Wednesday May 9, 9.30am-11.30am
Water and South West Victoria
Tuesday May 15, 10.30am-12.30pm
Wednesday May 16, 8.30am-9.30am
Tea and Talk in the Gardens
Thursday May 17, 4pm-5pm
Warrnamool Botanic Gardens
Genealogy Research Seminar
Saturday May 19, 9.30am-4pm
Warrnambool Family History Group
Friday May 20-Monday April 30, 2pm-4pm
History House, Warrnambool