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Publications promote richness of shared history

Jun 3, 2022
Two publications launched during Reconciliation Week are connecting people to their Aboriginal history and celebrating the richness of Western Australia’s shared history.

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Relief fund to support galleries to bounce back

Media release

A $195,000 relief fund will be available for eligible regional art galleries that had to cancel exhibitions and close their doors due to COVID-19.
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$1 million program to rekindle regional arts

A new $1 million grant program will provide vital funding to support ongoing creative and cultural activity in Western Australia's regions.
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WA Hiking Strategy to sustain boom in bushwalking and trail running

The State Government has released a 10-year WA Hiking Strategy to ensure Western Australians continue to enjoy the great outdoors in a safe and sustainable way.
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Funding to give abandoned pets a brighter future

$600,000 in 2019-20 State Budget to support six companion animal shelters over three years.
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Partnership to support healthy active communities in the Kimberley

Children and young people from 37 Kimberley communities are to benefit from $400,000 provided to encourage sporting and other activities under the Smarter Than Smoking Active Communities Program.
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Continued investment into regional film production

Screen production in Western Australia's spectacular regions has received a $16 million investment over the next four years through the State Government.
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Kick off time for State Football Centre

The State Government will invest $16.25 million to build a State Football Centre to serve the growing football community of Western Australia.
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Culture and the arts online grant system upgrades

The DLGSC culture and the arts online grant system will undergo system maintenance and upgrades later this month. If you’re planning to apply for a grant, there are some important dates to remember.
View of the Albany Entertainment Centre exterior at dawn. Photo by Alison Paine.

The lights go up at Albany Entertainment Centre

Media release

The Albany Entertainment Centre (AEC) will reopen to audiences on June 18 with the first of the Harbourside Concert Series, known locally as Harbourside.
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New platform promoting treasures from across WA goes live

Collections WA is live.
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Online resource brings past to the fore

A new online resource has been released today that allows over 2000 historical survey plans of the Perth metropolitan area to be viewed and downloaded from a modern mapping interface.
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Easing of restrictions – Council meetings update

The State Government has announced Phase 3 Easing of Restrictions commencing 6 June that will allow gatherings of up to 100 people indoors (while maintaining physical distancing). What does this mean for council meetings?
Bungle Bungles rock formations in the Purnululu National Park, Kimberley

Sounds of the Kimberley heard around the world

Media release

A compilation playlist produced on Country has been broadcast and streamed to over 20 countries around the world.
Aboriginal children at Moore River Settlement Church, courtesy of the AHWA collection.

Aboriginal History WA helping Western Australians unlock their Aboriginal ancestry

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt is encouraging Western Australians to use the services of Aboriginal History WA (AHWA) to learn about their Aboriginal ancestry, after gaining access to his own family records.
Aerial view of the Western Australian Museum from James Street.

New jobs on offer at the New Museum

The New Museum for Western Australia is on track to open in the Perth Cultural Centre in November 2020, and there are up to 30 new permanent positions advertised for frontline Visitor Services staff, plus a pool of casual staff.
Rottnest Island Lighthouse on top of the steps from the beach.

State Government commences historic Rottnest Island Wadjemup Project

A project to reconcile the history of Aboriginal people's imprisonment at Rottnest Island is one step closer, with the development of a cultural authority process to lead State-wide Aboriginal community engagement.

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