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Fact or Faction 2021 – Ahead of STEAM 150 years of rail

22 August at 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Boyanup’s local history and culture will come back to life with an array of activities, displays and storytelling.

Come celebrate Boyanup’s local history coming back to life at the South West Rail and Heritage Centre’s open day. With a celebration of 150 years of rail history and unveiling the 1898 Leschenault Lady. The celebration will also feature Malcolm Payne and Julian Sanders, who will share their oral histories about life in Boyanup.

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Malcolm Payne

In 1945 in England, at age 14, Malcolm walked through the door of a local blacksmith and he was offered a job.

Malcolm worked with very experienced blacksmiths who taught him the shoeing of horses, ironwork for builders and the field of agriculture.

He also went on to learn decorative and ornamental work. In 1967 he migrated from England to WA. Just a short distance from the SWRHC is the fettlers sculpture in Boyanup’s Fettlers park.

His wife Audrey has been at his side throughout his career and his supporter. Malcolm is an instructor and examiner and has passed on these skills to the dedicated members of the Boyanup Foundation Blacksmiths.

Julian Sanders OAM

The long-time Boyanup resident has been covering the news for over 40 years. A true local icon Julian writes, photographs and prints the Boyanup Post each month. He earned a Member of the Order of Australia for his community commitment.

Website: South West Rail and Heritage Centre

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SouthWestRailandHeritageCentre

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing

Thank you to our event partner

South West Rail and Heritage Centre


22 August
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
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South West Rail and Heritage Centre
33 Turner Street
Boyanup, WA 6237 Australia
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