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Keep the kids entertained over the January school holidays at the Wanneroo Regional Museum!
Learn important aspects of sun, surf and beach safety through fun and interactive land and water based activities with our qualified Surf Life Saving Instructors!
Exploring all aspects of the beach including wave types, rip currents, sea creatures and lifesavers; the Multicultural BeachSAFE Program is an ideal introduction to the Australian beach lifestyle.
Registration is essential. Visit workplacelifesavers.com.au
Keta Lemmon, Surf Life Saving WA on 9207 6666 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What to bring: Bathers, hat, towel, water bottle and a spare change of clothes. Lunch and sunscreen provided.
Sometimes your favourite book is just too good to keep to yourself!
Get photographed with your most beloved literature and have your polaroid on display at ClarksonLibrary. Bring your book along or find it on the library shelves and have your favourite book highlighted for the rest of the local community to see.
Your picture will be returned after the display so you can cherish the memory of you & your favourite book.
Wanneroo Gallery Opening Times Monday to Saturday // 10:00am to 4:00pm (closed Sundays)
Wanneroo Gallery will be home to a new exhibition Without Consent: Australia’s past adoption practices, which brings to light a previously hidden aspect of Australia’s past.
The exhibition has been curated by the National Archives of Australia and it has offered those affected by forced adoptions the opportunity to share their experiences – some for the first time ever.
It is estimated that at least 150,000 adoptions took place from the 1950s to the 1970s; a significant number of them were forced adoptions. Many of the women who had their babies taken were unmarried and, because of the stigma attached to unmarried mothers at the time, were often forced to live a lie for decades. For some, it was a secret they took to their graves.
The National Archives have also developed a website, following former Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s national apology to those affected by forced adoptions and it aims to show the truth – that the babies taken for adoption were dearly loved and wanted by their parents.
The exhibition is a tribute to the courage and generosity of those who volunteered to share their experiences and, in doing so, exposed this aspect of Australia’s history.
The companion website can be viewed at: http://forcedadoptions.naa.gov.au/