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Woodworking in the Early Days of Perth - The Joy of Wood

Woodworking in the Early Days of Perth - The Joy of Wood

Step back in time to the mid-19th century...

Perth was built with the sound of the axe and the rhythmic ring of crosscut saws. Timber from trees growing in the area were used to construct buildings and bridges. From dwellings to furniture, and boats to kitchen utensils — wood was the material of choice. It was also the Colony's primary source of export revenue. 

The Joy of Wood will be hosting an interactive display of traditional woodworking skills and techniques as used in Perth during the mid-19th century. This will provide an opportunity for the public to step back in time to this era when woodworking skills were in common use, and skilled tradespeople applied their craft. During the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to try their hand using traditional woodworking tools and will be able to watch demonstrations of woodcraft skills, such as spoon carving and traditional joinery.

Lots to see, lots to learn, lots to experience. A step back in time for the whole family to enjoy.  

Event Details: Suitable for General Audiences, Free Admission - Bookings Not Required, Wheelchair Accessible

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    Event Showings

    16 Apr | 10am - 3pm

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    Free event

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    Perth Town Hall

    Cnr Hay and Barrack Street

    Perth WA 6000

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    Wheelchair access