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WA Heritage Festival 2017 – Voices of the Women

Homestead Textiles conservation – Red cross cloth, New wedding gown & costume displays. In the early years of WA’s colonisation the opportunities for women’s voices to be heard were few and far between, which meant their actions spoke louder than words, and keeping up appearances was important. The women continued to wear elaborate gowns from their homelands, imported delicate materials for their wedding gowns and put their energies into expressing their unheard voices in their treatment of their furnishings, homecrafts and embroidery. This continued until the need for women to take a stronger role during the war years. The...

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Azelia Ley Museum website has had a facelift

The Azelia Ley Homestead Museum website has finally received the facelift it has been well overdue for. The upgrade has addressed many structural and security issues as well as giving the website a sleeker more modern look and feel. Check out the website and see what it has to offer. Some key features of the website are: Rooms & Virtual Tours – Check out a 360° view of the rooms in the Homestead including a number of the artifacts that can be seen when you visit the Museum. Lost Cockburn – Read heaps of posts on the history of various...

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