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New Exhibition: Welcome to Goorgyp

The Mini Museum in the Ruth Faulkner Public Library has a new exhibition for NAIDOC week, Welcome to Goorgyp, on display from July to September 2017.

The Whadjuk Noongar word for the Belmont area is Goorgyp, meaning ‘a cold place’. It is believed to have been used by Aboriginal communities for many generations. Come and see the Belmont Museum’s fascinating collection of Aboriginal artefacts.

The theme for this year’s NAIDOC week is ‘Our Languages Matter’. At the Museum, visitors also have an opportunity to learn some of the local Noongar dialect and explore the history of the 1967 Referendum, when Australia voted to change the Constitution. There was a great spirit of hope, as Aboriginal rights were discussed and promoted. Find out how Belmont voted.  Check it out during the Museum’s expanded opening hours, Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm inside the Ruth Faulkner Public Library.


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Curator Conversations: Historic Stories - Too Dark To Tell?


DATE: Thursday, 5 October 2017
TIME: 1pm to 2pm

Join the Local History Curator of the Belmont Museum for a discussion about local stories that are unforgettable for all the wrong reasons.

BYO Lunch. Tea and coffee provided

To make a booking click here.



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Diabolical! The Dark Past Of Belmont: A Rock 'N' Roll Halloween Trip Through Belmont's History


DATE: Friday, 27 October 2017
TIME: 5:30pm to 7:30pm (6pm to 6:45pm Multimedia Musical Performance)

Join us this Halloween as the ghosts of Belmont take over the Ruth Faulkner Public Library for a special after hours event. Join experimental music arts collective Genrefonix, known for their sold out appearances at the Fremantle Prison and Revelation Film Festival, as they present a special multimedia show all about Belmont’s spooky history. Thrill to original horror music and soundscapes performed live alongside real photos and newspaper headlines from the Belmont area. Dress up in your ghoulish best to wander through the Belmont Museum by torchlight.

This is a FREE event but bookings are essential. To make a booking click here.