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july, 2022

10jul1:30 pm3:00 pmPastime with John Viska | Winter Warmer at the Bunbury MuseumPastime with John Viska | 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 session is John Viska on The History of the Old Picton School. Date: Sunday 10 July 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 session is John Viska on The History of the Old Picton School.

Date: Sunday 10 July 2022

Time: 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Free entry, RSVPs via Eventbrite are encouraged.

The History of the Old Picton School.

When John Viska was looking at a small, unsigned watercolour painting of a rustic building at an Antiques Collector Fair, he noticed written in faded ink on the reverse; ‘Picton School near Bunbury’.

Intrigued by the picture, he purchased it. As it didn’t look like the usual government department building, it set John off on a research trail to find its location, the possible artist, and when it was done.

On Sunday 10 July, John will share his findings – come along and hear the fascinating story of the first Picton School! About John Viska:

John Viska is the founding Chairman of the West Australian branch of the Australian Garden History Society, and researched and curated the Society’s two exhibitions on historic gardens of Perth. He is also the author of A Guide to Conserving and Interpreting Gardens in Western Australia, contributed entries to The Oxford Companion to Australian Gardens and the Historical Encyclopaedia of WA, and is currently co-editing Historic Gardens of Perth, European Settlement to ModernismJohn lectured in Horticulture in the TAFE system for twenty five years and prepared
conservation plans for the National Trust of Australia (WA), Heritage Council, and the City of Vincent. 
In 2008 he was the recipient of an award from the Heritage Council of Western
Australia for ‘Outstanding contribution to Heritage in Western Australia by an Individual’.

Time

(Sunday) 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Location

Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre

1 Arthur Street

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