Fun at Medina Fair

In May 1955, the Medina Parents and Citizens’ announced that a Medina Fair would be held in November 1955, and would be of a size and scope to rival the then famous Canning Show.  The main purpose behind the Fair was to raise £2,000 towards improvements and works at Medina School. The inaugural Fair commenced with a grand opening ceremony featuring asbestos-clad members of BP Refinery’s … Continue reading Fun at Medina Fair

Travel Back in Time with Granny Sloan

These memoirs were donated by Val Beckingham, Emma Sloan’s granddaughter, to Kwinana Heritage Group and are republished here with the Group’s permission. Mrs Emma Sloan, Her Last 20 Years contains a rich description of what Sloan’s Cottage and the surrounding land used to look like pre-World War Two and provide great insight into what life was like in the area prior to industrialisation and the creation … Continue reading Travel Back in Time with Granny Sloan

Then and now: Lipscombe Court, Medina

  While Kwinana is not known for its heritage architecture, No.3 Lipscombe Court deserves a special mention for its role in the early days of Medina Town. Prior to the construction of other entertainment facilities, this house operated as a social hub for Medina’s early residents as it was the family home of BP Refinery’s first Manager, Mr. George Cessford.  It was built in 1951, and … Continue reading Then and now: Lipscombe Court, Medina

Family History Month 2018 – Competition Winners and Kwinanians remembered!

Thank you to all the children who took part in this year’s Family History Month colouring-in competition! There were many beautiful entries and picking the winners was extremely challenging! The winners are: 4-6 yrs old – Shoma T. 7-9 yrs old – Vibha B. 10-11 yrs old – Ava C. Congratulations! Many thanks also to our community members who put on their detective caps and helped … Continue reading Family History Month 2018 – Competition Winners and Kwinanians remembered!