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Ellensbrook project needs heritage trades to restore history

Ellensbrook project needs heritage trades to restore history

  • Ellensbrook project needs heritage trades to restore history

The National Trust of Western Australia is looking for experienced heritage builders and restorers to assist in the conservation of historic Ellensbrook near Margaret River.

The homestead was built in 1857 by Ellen and Alfred Bussell and operated as a home for Aboriginal children from 1899 – 1916.

Since then, the property has been retained as a place of significance because of its wide ranging natural, Aboriginal and historic values.

Trust Conservation Architect Caroline Stokes said both paid and volunteer assistance was sought for ongoing maintenance and repair works to maintain Ellensbrook’s heritage features.

“We are seeking carpenters, painters, stone masons and builders with heritage experience. Some of this work will be paid; however we are also seeking volunteers for jobs like painting and floorboard sanding,” Ms Stokes said.

“Restoring the homestead and other buildings is incredibly important because the life of the Bussells at Ellensbrook adds to the understanding Western Australia’s unique colonial heritage, rural development and relationships with Aboriginal people.”

People interested in being involved in this project should email Caroline directly – [email protected], stating whether you are interested in taking part as an experienced sub-contractor, including relevant experience, or if you would like to be involved as a volunteer.

For more information call Caroline on 9321 6088.

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