2022 Dardanup Heritage Forum

The 2022 Dardanup Heritage Forum was held at Thomas Little Hall in Dardanup on Sunday 20 November, featuring the displays “Women of Charlotte St & Beyond” and “The History of Four Schools”.

The new Dardanup Heritage Trail signage was officially opened on the day, unveiled by local resident Gwen Wells along with the Hon. Reece Whitby, Minister for Environment and Climate Action. Les Wallam gave the Welcome to Country, and speakers during the ceremony included Richard Offen, John Giumelli, the Dardanup Shire President, Mick Bennett, member for Collie-Preston, Jodie Hanns and Minister Whitby.

With fine mild weather on the day, an enjoyable day was had by residents and visitors who moved between the Forum, the vintage car display and the Ferguson Valley Visitors’ Centre Christmas Market being held at the Old State School.

A speaker program was held in the afternoon, with guest speakers Norm Flynn covering the Fee Diaries and migrants from the ship “Travencore”, while Richard Offen spoke about society’s changing attitudes towares built heritage.

You can download the 2022 program here.