Discover history of Boorloo

This April, the City of Perth is shining a light on our built, natural and cultural heritage, Boorloo Heritage Festival will pay due homage to the traditional owners who cared for this land long before it became the city we know now. Boorloo is the Nyoongar name for Perth.

Celebrated as 'Heritage Perth Weekend' for the past 12 years, The City of Perth Boorloo Heritage Festival is bigger and better with all City neighbourhoods hosting a variety of diverse events throughout April.

City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said the reimagined festival will foster a better understanding of Perth's rich and varied history.

"Spanning five weekends and offering an abundance of weekday activities for the school holidays, the City and our neighbourhoods will come alive more than 90 events and activities dedicated to sharing our unique story," Mr Zempilas said.

"Step back in time using the wonders of virtual reality, hear about the healing powers of our native flora in a bush medicine workshop, or take a stroll down memory lane on a heritage walking tour".

The City of Perth is proud to host its own Boorloo Family Fun Day over the Easter Weekend at Forrest Place. On Saturday 8 April, families are encouraged to come into the heart of the city for free Easter fun including kids' workshops and live music.

Other events include CircusWA at Victoria Gardens, award winning artist Mo'Ju in Yagan Square and guided walking tours to discover the natural beauty of Pelican Point in Crawley.

The Festival is supported by Lotterywest, the State Government of Western Australia, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and The Heritage Council of WA.

Nearly all events are free, however tickets still need to be secured online.

"The City of Perth Boorloo Heritage Festival is a brilliant opportunity to discover more of our fascinating heritage through informative walks, storytelling, interactive workshops, exhibitions and immersive experiences - there is something for everyone to enjoy and learn this April in the City," Mr Zempilas said.

Festival goers can also take advantage of free night-time parking and three-hour free parking on weekends and public holidays at selected carparks. Crowds are encouraged to download the CPP app to find parking easily throughout the City.

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