Heritage is an important topic and assists us in understanding the story of our local community – our history, identity and diversity. It includes places, objects and documents, art works and furniture, as well as folklore, ideas, memories, skills and practice.
The City of Bunbury is one of the custodians of this diverse heritage. In particular, the City is responsible for identifying and protecting heritage places so that current and future generations can enjoy a rich and diverse cultural environment and gain an understanding of what came before them.
Buildings, parks and gardens, industrial structures, cemeteries and archaeological sites are all heritage places. Typically, these have been developed or significantly modified by human activity. However, native trees, natural landscapes and places of historic interest (i.e. where important buildings used to be, picnic areas and temporary settlements) can also be heritage places.
All contribute to the understanding and appreciation of how Bunbury has developed over time.
The Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre
The Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre tells the stories of the history and cultural heritage of the region, and the colourful characters who helped to make Bunbury the vibrant port city that it is today.
Housed within one of the city’s best-loved buildings, the 1886 Bunbury Boys School, the Museum offers changing exhibitions, interactive displays, exciting public programs, school excursions, group tours, venue hire, and a retail space.
The Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre is located at 1 Arthur Street, Bunbury. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm.
Find out more at www.bunburymuseum.com.au
Local letters of war transcribed
Twenty-three original World War I letters and memorabilia from two Bunbury brothers, Norman Leonard and Victor Teede, have been transcribed by volunteers at the City of Bunbury Local Studies and History Collection office. While the originals will be stored in the controlled-atmosphere archive room, you can download the transcript here.
Local Government Heritage Inventory and Heritage List
The City of Bunbury’s Local Government Heritage Inventory (“LGHI”), Heritage List, and Heritage Area, its policies and incentives, guide and encourage the management of Bunbury’s diverse heritage places.
To find out more about heritage in the City of Bunbury check out the links below: