History Talk - Making Life Comfortable

14 January 2021

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Join author and historian Richard Offen for this journey into history.

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Those who arrived in Western Australia during the second-half of 1829 to form the Swan River Colony found the promise of fertile land and plenty of opportunities for success had been exaggerated beyond belief.

With no alternatives, the pioneers began to demonstrate resourcefulness and determination in order to overcome the huge problems they faced in managing a difficult environment with a complete lack of resources and money.

In this talk Richard will trace how, from very humble and difficult beginnings, Western Australia slowly evolved from nothing more than a camp site into a thriving State with all ‘mod cons’ laid on.

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City of Melville Libraries

Time6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

$5 via Eventbrite platform – bookings essential

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Phone Library staff on 9364 0115

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AH Bracks Library + Creative Space
Corner Stock Road and Canning Highway
Melville WA 6156
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