As we end what used to be called WA Week, and about to head off for the Foundation Day weekend, I have been listening to the radio discussion about the relevance and meaning of Foundation Day.
Eminent local historian, and Chair of the History Council, Sue Graham-Taylor recently posted an Opinion piece in the West about The Esplanade and the potential loss of a "significant heritage precinct". The full article is attached for those who missed it. Esplanade Heritage
My office is in a 150yr old building one of the oldest in Perth, and despite its faults, its still standing and yet, out of my window I am watching the 1970's built Francis St museum building being demolished floor by floor. Watch the demolition at http://www.museum.wa.gov.au/FrancisStreet/
So I'm wondering whether we need to celebrate our fabulously diverse heritage over this weekend? Perhaps make the effort to visit a local museum gallery or heritage place (before it disappears?) and just enjoy it and celebrate how lucky we are to live here.