Mary Elgar Finalist in the WA Heritage Award!

Published on Wednesday, 10 November 2021 at 4:30:00 PM

Bridgetown Historical Society

The WA Heritage Awards recognise outstanding contributions to conserving and protecting historic places for future generations, and celebrate innovative and exemplary practices in the interpretation and promotion of our State's heritage.

In recognition of Mary Elgar’s achievements we nominated her in the 2021 Voluntary Individual Contribution Category and have just heard she is a finalist. As a Chairperson on the Bridgetown Historical Society Committee Mary’s has actively participated in the revitalisation the Police Station Museum, created highly popular ghost walks, historical cemetery walks, presented at heritage tourism conferences and engaged actively with us on various heritage projects.

Mary has also written and self-published a book, "A Mere Country Village", a historical account of how a community came together and has stayed together with the passage of time.  This was copyrighted to the Society and all income from book sales is contributed to the Society.

Mary was extremely humbled by the request to be nominated for this award, repeatedly saying that she could never have done any of it without the support and collaboration of the Bridgetown Historical Society Committee. We appreciate her visionary initiatives, dedication and passion for conserving Bridgetown’s history and wish her well at the Awards Dinner on 19th November when winners will be announced.

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