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
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!
Create your own Family Photo Colouring-In Book Book a one-on-one session with the Local History Librarian to turn up to TEN family photos into fun colouring-in pages. Bring printed photos or digital copies on USB. Sessions are FREE, Bookings essential: 9236 4300 Local History Colouring-In Competition Calling all Creative Kids! We’ve turned one of our historic photos into a colouring-in page. Let your … Continue reading Celebrate Family History Month this August @ Kwinana Library!
On the 13th March 2017, ex-students of East Rockingham Primary School and Medina Primary, attending between the 1930s-1970s, gathered at Smirk’s Cottage, Medina to share their memories and reunite with old friends. Continue reading Memories of East Rockingham Primary and early Medina School
For Competition Terms and Conditions, including How To Enter, check out the Local History PicStory Competition Page Hone your photography skills and get the jump on the competition by attending one of our FREE workshops, for details please see links below: Adult photography workshops – Kwinana Library Junior photography workshops – Kwinana Library Continue reading Photograph your Kwinana Story – WIN $500!
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!
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.