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By Kent Larsen

Perth Temple Open House Starts Tomorrow

PERTH, AUSTRALIA -- The open house for the Perth Australia Temple will begin tomorrow, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gave West Australian reporter Megan Ellul an early look at the Temple as part of the Church's media tours. Ellul wrote about the Temple's position in LDS beliefs as well as its workmanship.

The Church opened the Temple to public tours before its dedication to "demystify" LDS beliefs. "If you're not open to public examination, you run the risk of rumour and misconception," the LDS Church's Elder Kenneth Johnson told the newspaper. The Church expects 50,000 people to tour the Temple during its two week long open house. Ellul says there are 104,000 Church members in Australia and 12,000 in West Australia.

The Temple includes artwork by local artists depicting West Australia landscapes, such as Esperance and Rottnest. But, she observes, most building materials and furniture are imported, and the Church had to bring in craftsmen from the US for some specialty jobs like carpet carving.

The Temple dedication is scheduled for May 20th.


Gold, mirrors reflect sacred house
Perth Australia West Australian 27Apr01 D1
By Megan Ellul


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