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Showcasing 150 years of the Perth Town Hall

The City of Perth is showcasing 150 years of the Perth Town Hall through an online exhibition entitled Kuraree – The Heart of Perth or Koorari – Boorloo Koort-ak.

Running for four weeks, the innovative exhibition will explore the romance and mystique of the hall through a range of exciting stories, photos, videos, cultural collections and oral histories from Western Australians across the state.

Curator Dr Caroline Bird joined us on Remember When to discuss the exhibit. We also heard from Steve Weeks who at the age of 12 was allocated the newspaper stand at the Perth Town Hall selling the Daily News.

The exhibition opens at 3pm on 1 June 2020 – the official 150th birthday of Perth Town Hall – via online portal

Image: City of Perth

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Harvey Deegan