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june, 2022

26jun1:30 pm3:30 pmPastime with Irma Walter | Winter Warmer at the Bunbury MuseumPastime with Irma Walter | Winter Warmer at the Bunbury Museum - The Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre presents Winter Warmer, our program of free events celebrating local history every Sunday afternoon through June to August. Pastime is a free series of casual talks and Q and A sessions with local and visiting historians for your enjoyment. Our presenter for this Pastime session is Irma Walter on The Strange Story of Adolph Hecht. Date: Sunday 26 June 2022 Time:1:30pm to 3:00pm Free entry, RSVPs via Eventbrite are encouraged.1 Arthur Street

Event Details

The Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre presents Winter Warmer, our program of free events celebrating local history every Sunday afternoon through June to August.

Pastime is a free series of casual talks and Q and A sessions with local and visiting historians for your enjoyment.

Our presenter for this Pastime session is Irma Walter on The Strange Story of Adolph Hecht.

Date: Sunday 26 June 2022

Time:1:30pm to 3:00pm

Free entry, RSVPs via Eventbrite are encouraged.

 

The Strange Story of Adolph Hecht.

It was late in life when Irma Walter learned that she is the great-grand-daughter of a convict, a fact that up until that time was a well-kept family secret. Since then, she has been recording the lives of some
of the almost 10 000 convicts who were sent to WA between 1850 and 1868. She found that once they had served out their terms, the majority remained in the colony, working hard and raising families.

 Others were determined to leave WA as soon as they were able. One of these was Adolph Hecht, a young man who had been sentenced to ten years’transportation, after being found guilty of acquiring a quantity of goods by means of signing false cheques, along with his wife Dora. Following his release on ticket-of-leave, Adolph found employment as a general labourer and a teacher, saving his meagre salary before sailing to the USA.

Irma has traced Adolph Hecht from that time, recording another audacious crime committed by him in his determination to be re-united with his family.

 

 

Time

(Sunday) 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Location

Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre

1 Arthur Street

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