Following an award winning $3 million conservation work to Gwalia’s Historical Precinct, the Shire of Leonora is hosting “Gwalia’s Gold”– a weekend of celebration, with free events on the 17th and 18th of November.
The weekend will officially launch Gwalia’s precinct upgrades and the multimedia exhibition Gwalia’s Gold – its people and places which tells the story of this historic and unique location by its former residents.
We are excited to announce that the event will also see Gwalia’s State Hotel open its doors to the public for the first time in over 50 years. An historic occasion for WA’s first Government-owned hotel, which was established in 1903.
The “Gwalia Upgrade Project” was a five year project, which saw conservation work to Gwalia’s Historical Precinct; Museum and Hoover House, reconstruction of the historic timber headframe and preservation of the Gwalia settlement’s 22 traditional miners’ cottages.
The $1.3million reconstruction of the Sons of Gwalia headframe received a commendation for Conservation of a State Registered Place at the 2018 WA Heritage Awards.
Come and see this unique part of outback Australia for yourself. There will be $280 return flights from Perth with Skippers Aviation. You can also meet the characters behind one of Australia’s most unique and iconic heritage and tourism precincts.
For more information about the weekend, exhibition or media opportunities, please contact Kate Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about flights and accommodation for Gwalia’s Gold are available at the Shire of Leonora website www.leonora.wa.gov.au