Photograph your Kwinana Story – WIN $500!

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!

Get Published on the Web!

Calling all would-be writers! Kwinana Public Library invites you to attend a FREE Blogging Workshop! Join successful blogger, Trae Flett, author of 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!

Migrant Stories

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.

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Santa’s Lolly Run

Magic, absolute magic … It was a feeling that you belonged to something that was Christmas.  Harry Tebbutt, Kwinana Rotarian. Started back in 1954, the Lolly Run was the initiative of Alf Lydon and Kwinana’s Toc H Branch members.  Toc H is a Christian humanitarian organisation founded in 1922 by Reverend P. B. “Tubby” Clayton.  Originally formed to assist men and families traumatised by their … Continue reading Santa’s Lolly Run

Genealogy Research courses at Kwinana Library

Curious about your ancestors but don’t know where to start, or maybe you have a lot of material and would like help to publish your family’s stories? Kwinana’s local history library, Voices of Kwinana, offers fortnightly research help for people curious about their genealogy and family history. Sessions run fortnightly at the Library, Wednesdays, 9:30am-11am Dates for 2016: October 26th November 9th and 23rd December … Continue reading Genealogy Research courses at Kwinana Library

Scan the Clan@Kwinana Library!

  Worried about preserving your family’s photos? Photos are fragile and will fade and wrinkle over time if just left in a box in the shed. What if there’s a fire? What if there’s a flood? We can help you protect your photos from accidents. Simply book a Scan The Clan session with our Local History Librarian and we will show you how to burn … Continue reading Scan the Clan@Kwinana Library!

Earliest memories of Kwinana: Trees

At the launch of Voices of Kwinana, we began to ask people:

“What’s your earliest memory of Kwinana?”

We invited everyone to participate, whether their first memory was attending the Heritage Week event that day or moving to the area decades ago. Collecting these memories, from a range of people, over a range of time, will allow us to create a wonderful timeline of first memories of Kwinana.

The responses given so far have a theme running through most of them: trees.

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Voices of Kwinana launch

On 15th May 2016, the Kwinana Public Library’s local history blog  “Voices of Kwinana” was launched at the “Our Heritage” event to celebrate Heritage Week in Kwinana at Sloan’s Reserve, located next to the historic Sloan’s Cottage in Leda. The contents of this blog will gradually replace the printed history of Kwinana, “Kwinana third time lucky”, which was published in 1979 with all the limitations … Continue reading Voices of Kwinana launch