|NATIONAL HISTORY CHALLENGE 2013
Legends, Fact and History
The National Trust sponsors this competition through the Australia's Heritage category.
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Visit a National Trust place to consider Western Australia's heritage.
No 1 Pump
Station, Mundaring Weir
designed a pipeline to carry fresh water to the eastern goldfields when overwhelming population growth there put a
dramatic strain on the local environment. Compare the legends and facts of the designing, building and subsequent
use of the pipeline.
Woodbridge, near Midland
When Gresley and Wilfred Harper joined the 10th Light Horse on 9
December 1914 they thought they were off on a great adventure overseas. They were going to ‘Meet the World’. Within
a few short months they had discovered the world was a different place to what they had hoped for. Read their
letters and view photographs that show us how the adventure changed for them.
Peninsula Farm (Tranby), Maylands
Tranby was home to the Hardey family who arrived in the Swan River
Settlement on the Brig Tranby in 1830. They brought with them their prized possessions and settled on the banks of
the Swan River. They introduced their ways and their beliefs to the settlement. Visit Tranby and explore the
contribution they made by bringing the world to Western Australia.
When Governor Stirling arrived in the Swan River Colony in 1829, one
of his first acts was to set aside land for public needs including the practical requirement of a cemetery. East
Perth Cemeteries have significant heritage value because they were the main burial grounds for the Swan River
Colony from 1829 to the end of the 19th century.
Visit other National Trust
places to find other legends and facts that influenced Western
Australian history .