Awards celebrate 30 years of heritage champions

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Western Australia's heritage champions were celebrated at the WA Heritage Awards last month at the 120-year-old WA Museum Boola Bardip.
Heritage staff at the 2022 WA Heritage awards

More than 100 guests celebrated the achievements of professionals, volunteer groups, individuals and organisations which embrace heritage through conservation, adaptive reuse, promotion, tourism, and interpretation.  

Dr Ingrid van Bremen, Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia Design School, won the Professional Contribution Award.

The late historian Clare Menck was recognised posthumously, receiving the prestigious Judges Award - The Professor David Dolan Award - for her work on 'A Thematic History of Western Australia'.

The judges noted that Clare was a consummate professional and meticulous researcher who was dedicated to sharing stories, and that her achievements and contributions to the field would continue to inform and inspire for many years to come.

Each winner received a special certificate and a copy of Clare's book.

Rail Heritage WA was recognised in two categories, for Contribution by a Community-based Organisation and Voluntary Individual Contribution.

Other winners included the Shire of Collie for a multi-pronged heritage enhancement works program, Vincent Street Heritage Walking Trail in Beverley and the Former Fremantle Court House and Police Station Complex, which envisions a hotel, restaurant, and retail hub to complement the heritage buildings.

Page reviewed 5 December 2022