WA: National Archaeology Week Walk


Event Details


Heritage Perth is hosting a ‘Perth Rocks Walk’. The tour will give you the chance to discover the myriad building materials used in Perth buildings.

Starting at the 1924 Young Australia League Museum in Murray Street, the tour will include the 1901 Old Central Fire Station, Royal Perth Hospital, and St Mary’s Cathedral. During the cathedrals various stages of development, a myriad of different stone types, some from Western Australian quarries have been used as both construction and decorative features. This stunning building and many other historic sites around Victoria Square will be featured in this walk.         

Guided by geologist Norman Harrison this walk is not intended as a comprehensive review of the urban geology of the Perth. It will though provide an insight into the wide range of locally occurring natural building materials used in the east end of the city.   It’ll be a rocking good walk!

WHAT: NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGY WEEK WALK

WHERE:   YAL Museum, 45 Murray St, cnr Irwin St

WHEN:   Thursday 22 May, 12noon, Duration approximately 50 minutes

This walk is FREE; however bookings are essential as places are limited.   To be part of this Archaeology Week special event, visit heritageperth.com

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