I encourage everyone to get involved in local events during Australian Heritage Week 2014.
Australian Heritage Week is a national celebration of the places, buildings, landscapes and stories of our local communities and provides a link to our nation’s heritage.
Our local heritage is being celebrated through a number of events. You can take a dive tour and explore the South Channel fort at Sorrento, explore the Endeavour Fern Gully Nature Trail at Red Hill or take a cruise on the Enterprize at Rye.
It is also a great time to explore some of our local places of historical significance – Point Nepean, McCrae Homestead, Churchill Island, The Briars, Coolart Homestead and Wetland and Collins Settlement Historic Site. Take a tour, drop in for a coffee or simply take a walk around these places and enjoy our rich local history.
Community groups can get involved in Australian Heritage Week by planning and hosting a range of exciting activities to showcase our unique heritage.
National Heritage forms one of the key pillars under the Government’s Cleaner Environment Plan and Australian Heritage Week will be an opportunity for communities to celebrate and learn about our heritage.
Australian Heritage Week 2014 runs from Saturday, April 12 to Sunday, April 20.
For more information or to register an event, please visit http://heritage-week.govspace.gov.au/
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