Archivist Amnesia (we blame the chocolate) – Can you help?

Who spent this week gluing and sewing for their child’s annual school Easter Bonnet Parade? Did you once attend Orelia Primary? Can you help us identify the staff and students at The Hub, c1970s?   Remember, it’s not too late to submit your own Easter celebration photographs to our Local History PicStory Competition! Kwinana Public Library will be closed for the Easter long weekend.  Wishing you all … Continue reading Archivist Amnesia (we blame the chocolate) – Can you help?

What’s in a name, Orelia : the origins of our local street names

Where do our street names come from?  The origins of street names can tell us a lot about our local history, and the people and events that shaped our suburbs. Many of the streets in Orelia represent English castles or passengers on board ships arriving to the Swan River Colony in the early 1800s. Origins of Orelia street names Do you live in Orelia? Consider … Continue reading What’s in a name, Orelia : the origins of our local street names

Celebrating the Women of Kwinana

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Voices of Kwinana brings you a showcase of some of the incredible women of our community.  We recognise and give thanks for their skills and talents that have made our community strong and take pride in their successes both at home and abroad. Click on each woman’s photo to read more about their considerable achievements. If you have a woman in your … Continue reading Celebrating the Women of Kwinana

What’s in a name, Bertram : the origins of our local street names

Where do our street names come from?  The origins of street names can tell us a lot about our local history, and the people and events that shaped our suburbs. Many of the streets in Bertram represent Noongar words, ships, early white settlers and families who settled in the area in the 1950s. Origins of Bertram street names Do you live in Bertram? Consider entering your local photos … Continue reading What’s in a name, Bertram : the origins of our local street names