Open day to showcase Ellensbrook history

Augusta Margaret River Times
Ellensbrook House warden Paul Lange will take part in the official opening.
Camera IconEllensbrook House warden Paul Lange will take part in the official opening. Credit: Warren Hately

Crafters, stallholders, community groups, and other like-minded residents are invited to the relaunch and official opening of the restored Ellensbrook House precinct later this month.

A community open day featuring tours and entertainment is slated for Saturday, February 23.

The historic site, already much loved by families, will show off its significant conservation and restoration works during the open day.

Aboriginal groups such as the Undalup Association will be on hand during the day, which WA National Trust chief executive Julian Donaldson said would celebrate the “much-cherished” early settlement site.

“People can experience the stories told while connecting with the history of the development of the Margaret River region,” he said. “There’ll be children’s activities, food stalls, tours of the house, and much more for everyone to enjoy.

“Ellensbrook is a place for the community to be proud of their heritage. We encourage locals and visitors to also enjoy the serenity that the site brings.”

Residents were welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy the grounds, as well as taking part in festivities.

“Ellensbrook is a place for locals to have a sense of ownership and to be proud of the stories it tells of settlement of the region,” Mr Donaldson said.

The community day will pay respects to traditional elders, as well as reintroduce the upgraded site as a space for community use.

There are limited spaces for food vendors, produce and market stalls. To register interest, contact Erin Molloy at erin@ahoymanagement.com.

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