York Society Walking Tours: Avon Terrace Walk

York Town Hall

Avon Terrace represents a golden mile of Victorian and Federation buildings, beautifully preserved and unique in Western Australia. Rob Garton Smith, President of the York Society, will be running a walking tour up and down this golden mile during this year’s Festival.

The tour relates the people and stories of buildings in the street.
The tour starts at the York Town Hall, with profits to The York Society.

Objectives of the York Society:

  • To foster the preservation and restoration of buildings and settings of historical, architectural and aesthetic interest in the Shire of York;
  • To encourage the study, writing and publication of the history of the area;
  • To collect, classify and preserve records relating to the history of York and districts;
  • To support any museum relevant to these objects;
  • To promote and facilitate cultural activities in York;
  • To facilitate the exchange of information through lectures, websites or other internet pages, exhibitions, readings and discussions relevant to these objects;
  • To promote social gatherings which foster these objects.



DATE: Sun 2 Oct

TIME: 10am-12pm

VENUE: Tour starts at the York Town Hall, 81 Avon Terrace 


CONTENT WARNINGS: Some stories on this walk depict historical violence (including towards First Nation people) and may be upsetting to young children and/or First Nation people

ACCESSIBILITY: No buildings are entered.  This is a walk along footpaths up and down Avon Terrace.

PRICE: Adults, Kids free

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the beautiful lands on which The York Festival takes place, the Ballardong Noongar people. We honour and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

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