Environment

Travel Back in Time at the Midland Railway Workshops Heritage Open Day

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The Midland Railway Workshops Heritage Open Day will be held this Sunday 8 September from 10am to 4pm. The open day will provide a unique chance to experience a special part of Western Australian history giving local residents, former workers and the broader Western Australian community an opportunity to look inside the iconic Workshops buildings and enjoy the many displays and activities on offer.

You’ll also get a chance to own a piece of Midland’s past with an auction at the Midland Railway Workshops Auction to be held on Tuesday 10 September. The auction will be of keen interest to DIY enthusiasts, interior designers, history buffs and people looking for a unique piece of furniture for their home or office to inspect items up for sale.

The Open Day will offer visitors plenty of things to see and do, ranging from guided tours revealing the rich history of The Workshops, to live music, historical displays, documentaries and food stalls.

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The Numbat: An Unknown West Australian

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If you ask someone in Western Australia to name an endangered species, they’re usually pretty quick to respond with something exotic like a tiger or panda. Sometimes you might be lucky to get an Australian animal. A Tasmanian Devil for instance. Or a Koala. But what if you ask them about something closer to home? How about the Numbat?

In my experience, this has usually been met with blank stares. A Num-what? It’s not so surprising when you think about. The fate of cute and not-so-cuddly exotic animals is a much easier problem for us to deal with (mentally speaking) than looking in our own backyard and wondering where things went horribly wrong.

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Environment House Maylands

The Environment House is a shopfront promoting care for the environment and sustainable living and is also home to the Perth EcoShop. It is certainly worth a visit to learn how to live more sustainably and to tread more lightly on our planet. The Environment House is a community association, run by friendly volunteers and with support from sponsors.

 

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Environment

This section of Perth Walkabout is dedicated to places that have an environmental focus, including places where the community can learn about what we can do to help protect our planet from further environmental damage to places which sell organic products.

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Perth City Farm

If you are travelling along the Armadale train line and happen to stop at the Claisebrook Station, you will get a bird eye's view alongside the train tracks of a rather extensive piece of land containing a thriving permaculture garden, sheds, wandering chickens and a rather colourful papier mache orange dragon.

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