Culture, History and the Arts

 
Australia's South West is a region rich in cultural diversity. With a history steeped in Aboriginal dreaming, ANZAC spirit and the early adventurous pioneering families, remnants of the past can be found in local museums, art studios and cultural attractions of cultural and historic significance. The region is a haven for for many artists specialising in all styles of art from paintings and sculpture, indigenous art, carved timer furniture, intricate hand blown glassware and delicate jewellery. 


Crafts and Local Artisans

Crafts and Local Artisans

The south west corner of WA has a thriving arts community. Visit any of the weekend markets and you’ll discover a group of passionate local artisans selling their wares.
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Learn more about pioneer history

Pioneer History

A history of the pioneering settlers also spans the region which, today, is rich in cultural treasures and memorabilia of a vibrant, multi-layered past. Each town in Australia’s south west has a unique story to tell.
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Learn more about indigenous history

Indigenous History

The first inhabitants of Australia’s South West were the Aboriginal people, believed to have a connection with this land for almost 50,000 years. The aboriginal tribes of Australia’s South West enjoyed...
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Learn more about Anzac History

Anzac History

The town of Albany in the Great Southern plays a central role in the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) legend, being the last port of call for troopships departing Australia for the First World War.
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