Cultivating knowledge

WESTERN AUSTRALIA – May 10: The National Trust, Peninsula Farm, Maylands WA. (Photo by Sabine Albers)

STORIES, photos, documents, memories and meanings are sought to tell the history of Maylands’ Peninsula Farm, stretching back to when the area was known as Wu-rut by its traditional Whadjuk Noongar owners.

The property’s been vested with the National Trust since 1977. Ahead of the 2029 bicentenary of colonisation, the National Trust WA has brought in social impact consultants KOTA to compile a cultural landscape plan for Peninsula Farm. 

The plan aims to integrate the land’s many histories and meanings across the centuries, from its long Aboriginal history when it was known to the Whadjuk Noongar as Wu-rut or Woorat, to the 1830s colonial era farming by Joseph Hardy, the surrounding peninsula’s industrial transformation in the early 1900s, and its modern-era rebirth as a heritage site.

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