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. Starting with Medina, Voices of Kwinana will feature a suburb each week celebrating the way we were. Click on the link below to find out more and let us know if you spot your relatives … Continue reading What’s in a Name, Medina : the origins of our local street names
Join us for an exhibition showcasing the ship’s colourful past and be regaled with sea shanties and tales of ill-gotten gold as we commemorate the 125th year of our City’s namesake, the Steamship S.S. Kwinana. We invite you to one of two exclusive screenings of The Secret Agent a 1930s-style silent film produced by local resident Jack Whitbread. Conspirators and thieves clash on Kwinana Beach … Continue reading Celebrating 125 Years of the Steamship S.S. Darius/Kwinana
Calling all would-be writers! Kwinana Public Library invites you to attend a FREE Blogging Workshop! Join successful blogger, Trae Flett, author of www.wheresmyglow.com and learn the ins and out of making a business out of sharing your stories on the Web. Details: Kwinana Public Library Wednesday 20th September, 6pm-8pm Please call the Library on 9236 4300 to book Workshop attendees will also have the opportunity … Continue reading Get Published on the Web!
Hooray for Spring! The days are getting warmer and although it may still seem like summer is a long way away, it might be a good time of year to start thinking about whether our properties are bush fire ready. In the 1950s, as the population of Kwinana continued to grow, there was considerable public concern that the new town, surrounded as it was by bushland, … Continue reading Our Everyday Heroes – The Kwinana Volunteer Fire Brigade
The following memories were supplied by Dora Morzenti nee Nella, of Hope Valley, during Kwinana’s 50th Anniversary celebrations in 2004. “When my father settled in Hope Valley in 1926 it was called White Currant Valley because of the white currant bushes in the area. Later it was named Hope Valley. later still it was changed to Naval Base, then renamed Hope Valley again to which it … Continue reading A Personal History of Hope Valley
Voices of Kwinana is always looking for personal memories to add to our collection. Today’s post is courtesy of Lyn Bayley nee Fletcher. We lived at 3 First Ave, Kwinana Beach in the 50s 60s 70s. My nana and pop use to live with us, there was mum, dad and 5 kids, plus my aunty and cousin lived with us – all in the one … Continue reading Memories of Kwinana Beach
Know Your Nation spent time with 11 Kwinana locals to find out about where they grew up and what brought them here. Know Your Nation has broken down the material gathered into a series of short stories, 9 audio stories and 2 written stories. The result is a beautiful, eclectic collection illustrating the luck of the modern community. Of course, sometimes the stories illustrate the luck of the individual. But overall the collection speaks to the fortune of the community collectively.
The most dynamic communities are those made up of people with different experiences, backgrounds and skillsets. It is clear from this cross section of people in Kwinana that our community has the potential to be one of the most dynamic in the region.
These stories had their first public screening on Harmony Day 2017, and are now here for you to share and enjoy.
As of today, the last Friday of every month shall be Forget-Me-Not Friday – where we ask for your help in identifying people, places and dates for some of our older records. If you recognise a family member, place, or can help with a date for any of these photos, please contact Amy at Kwinana Library, 9236 4300 or email email@example.com Meet Medina Football Club! … Continue reading Forget-me-not Friday : Kwinana United
Valentine’s Day is Library Lover’s Day! To celebrate, we would like to share some of our local families’ most romantic memories of meeting their loved one in Kwinana. Have a beautiful moment of your own to share? Please leave a comment of get in touch with our Local History Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org Continue reading Finding Love in Kwinana