Professor Graham Seal
Brief description The Foothills Connection Community Heritage Project (1988-1990) was a joint initiative between the Shire of Kalamunda (W.A.), the Centre for Australian Studies at Curtin University of Technology and the J S Battye Library of West Australian History. The aim of the project was to promote community identity in the Foothills region of Kalamunda Shire, including High Wycombe, Maida Vale, Forrestfield and Wattle Grove. Volunteers from the Foothills region were trained by specialists from the Battye Library to record oral history interviews in the community. The Centre for Australian Studies provided expertise in collecting and collating local folklore. The Project was also supported by the National Library of Australia, the Literary Arts Board, the Australian Council, the Western Australian Department for the Arts, the Australian Folk Trust and private sponsors. Folklore material collected by the Project include oral history interviews, photographs, poetry and music. Folklore materials from the Project have been deposited in the following locations: the J.S. Battye Library of West Australian History, the Kalamunda Public Library Local History Collection and the Western Australian Folklore Archive.