Volunteer catch-up in Fremantle

on 25 Jul 2016 

Last Thursday, Bush Heritage volunteers based in and around Perth gathered at the Call of the Sea Exhibition at the Moore Gallery to catch up, share a coffee and hear an update from West Executive Manager, Luke Bayley.

It was a lovely afternoon and I was so grateful that so many volunteers braved the cold wet day and came to the gallery. We were fortunate to be joined also by Hamelin Pool Science Fellow Erica Suosaari and Call of the Sea Curator Elly Spillekom.

Bush Heritage has been supporting the Call of the Sea Exhibition at the Moore Gallery over the past six weeks. Elly said that more than 4,000 visitors have passed through the gallery in this time and Bush Heritage volunteers have done a brilliant job at helping with the exhibition and talking to visitors about Bush Heritage.

The afternoon provided a chance to thank the many volunteers who've helped Bush Heritage throughout the year, including with the Call of the Sea exhibition, and provide an update of the up-coming events and activities in the west including: Hamelin Science Fair (19-21st August), Blues for the Bush (24th September), and, the Monjebup Open Day (29th September).

After Luke's presentation Elly took many of the volunteers down to the Duyfken Replica for a private tour. The Dufkin is typical of Dutch trading vessels from 400 years ago when Dirk Hartog landed in Shark Bay. The Dufkin Replica is central to the 400th commemoration of Dirk Hartog's landing in Western Australia in 1616. It will soon be travelling the west coast and will arrive in Shark Bay in October. It was a great opportunity to have a private tour with Elly and see this amazing ship.

Thanks to all volunteers that attended the Moore Gallery last week. Thanks also to all those that couldn't attend but continue to do so much for Bush Heritage.