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!
School’s back in session! Was it your little one’s first day at kindy? Or maybe first day in high school? Maybe you have an adult child who took great delight in sleeping in (yet again) yesterday morning? To honour this first week of term, we bring you an album of Kwinana classroom memories throughout the decades. As always, if you can help put a name … Continue reading Hey! Teachers!
Every now and again we come across a photo or document we don’t know much about. When this happens, we ask our community to help! Do you know a thing or two about refinery construction? Can you identify what’s going on in this photo? What we know already: Image taken for Head Wrightson Pty Ltd to document the construction work at the BP Refinery, Kwinana, … Continue reading Archivist Amnesia – Can You Help?
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 Calista are named after the passengers who migrated on the ship bearing the same name, arriving at the Swan River Colony on the 5th August, 1829. Many of their descendants still … Continue reading What’s in a name, Calista : 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. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com Continue reading Finding Love in Kwinana
19th November 2016 marks the 75th Anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Sydney. HMAS Sydney was a modified Leander-class light cruiser launched in 1934 for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). At the start of the Second World War she was patrolling in Australian waters and acting as convoy escort. Between May 1940 and February 1941 she was part of the British Mediterranean Fleet; where … Continue reading Kwinana remembers the HMAS Sydney
18th August, 1959 marked the debut of the Kwinana Flares Girls Marching team. Originally operating out of the old Police Youth and Citizen’s Club on Hoyle Road, and smartly outfitted by club dressmaker Mrs. Buchan, in the sport’s heyday, Kwinana High School was proud to be represented by no less than three marching teams of 14 girls each. May 1967 saw our girls bring … Continue reading A Flare for Marching