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Local Heritage Links


Marine Terrace, Geraldton, 1929

Marine Terrace, Geraldton, c1929.  Source:  Jenny Dodds.

The importance of preserving our local heritage is highly valued within Geraldton and across the Midwest. From the recognition of Aboriginal stories and culture, to the challenges faced by early seafarers along the coast and their encounters with a strange new land, to the arrival and subsequent occupation of European settlers, the Midwest Region is steeped with history.

Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations (UNESCO).

Heritage gives us a sense of place and can help provide us with direction for the future. It can be something that is valued by a single person, or it can contribute to a wider group’s sense of identity. Heritage places may be natural or man-made. According to the Burra Charter, heritage can be related to:


  • Individuals (personal heritage)
  • Families
  • Groups
  • A place and it’s people


The City of Greater Geraldton supports a wide variety of heritage activities and does so in a number of ways. Teams within the City oversee and manage heritage projects on behalf of residents from across a broad geographical area covering some 12,625.5 square kilometres, and including the Geraldton, Greenough, Mullewa and Walkway communities.

Learn about our City's heritage by visiting our fabulous Community Museums

View a list of Conservation Plans for buildings in the City of Greater Geraldton.

Local Heritage Trails

  • Learn about significant Aboriginal sites around Geraldton by taking the Yamaji Drive Trail.
  • Old Stock Route Trail (De Grey - Mullewa Stock Route) - A 102km (return) drive which retraces a portion of Stock Route No. 9701.  Explore original Government wells, natural rockholes and ancient riverbeds.  The trail booklet for this drive is currently being revised.

Other Heritage Links

Heritage Strategy

About the Heritage of Greater Geraldton

Heritage Advisory Committee

Heritage Grants

Municipal Inventory

Heritage in the Midwest - What can I see and do?

Our Partners

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