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Oct 30

Leeuwin 400 – Community event

30/10/2022 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Leeuwin 400

A community day to commemorate the 400-year anniversary of the mapping of Cape Leeuwin, bought to you by the Leeuwin 400 working group.

Community Day

A community day will be held on Sunday 30 October 2022 from 11.30am to 2.30pm at the Leeuwin Lighthouse in Augusta, to acknowledge this historical event with a range of activities for all ages including a Welcome to Country by Iszaac Webb, unveilling of a commemorative plaque by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, food and coffee vans, The Anchormen sea shanty singers performance, photography exhibition, community art project, animal nursery, face painting, rope tying and reed rope making with Undalup Association.

Maritime Stories In Conversation

Those with a keen interest in the history of the milestone event are encouraged to book tickets for Maritime Stories In Conversation at Colourpatch Café in the afternoon from 4pm to 6pm, to listen to shared stories of Dutch maritime exploration, history and Wadandi Pibelmen perspectives. Former ABC Presenter, Author and Historian Bill Bunbury will interview special guests including Maritime Archaeologist for the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands Martjin Manders, Wadandi Pibelmen Cultural Custodian Iszacc Webb, Maritime Archeology – WA Museum Jeremy Green and Historian Nonja Peters. Tickets for this event are $15 and are available via Eventbrite.

These events are presented by the Leeuwin 400 working group which inclues the Augusta Community Resource Centre, Augusta Community Development Association, Augusta Historical Society, Shire of Augusta Margaret River and Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association.