Museum Learning Program
The Museum Learning Program delivers a range of quality local history and geography programs tailored to meet aspects of the Australian National Curriculum for Years 2 and 3.
The Museum Learning Program is located at the Wireless Hill Park, Ardross. Wireless Hill Park is considered to be a place of national significance and is listed on the State Register of Heritage Places. Originally the Applecross Wireless Station, the site was part of a radio network which controlled Australia’s external communications from 1912 to 1962. The military took control of the site during World War One and Two, with troops stationed at Wireless Hill during World War Two. Wireless Hill also broadcast the signals for Perth’s first television station, Channel 7 Perth.
Wireless Hill Park has been a place of communication for thousands of years. The local indigenous people used Wireless Hill as a look out and to send smoke signals. The site is also known as Yagan’s Lookout after the local warrior, Yagan.
Wireless Hill Park is located on 40 hectares of bushland in the City of Melville and is home to numerous wildflowers, native plants, birds and reptiles. The site has magnificent sweeping views of the Swan River and Perth city.