What’s in a name : Leda

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. Origins of Leda street names We won’t lie, someone in Town Planning hailed from Somerset! Otherwise, the streets of Leda honour Town Councillors, Peel Estate settlers, 1950’s families as well as some Noongar words. Continue reading What’s in a name : Leda

A Winter Formal

  One of our wonderful volunteers discovered these beautiful portraits taken of Medina Junior High School students (now Gilmore College) at a winter dance, dated June 1959. The photos were part of the Principal’s School Journal and Daily Diary for that year.   These school diaries contained Superintendent’s reviews and notes for improvement, Head Teacher’s suggestion book as well as notes of school attendance, tests and examinations, … Continue reading A Winter Formal

Getting our Groove On at the Ding Dong

  By 1955, Medina had expanded to incorporate many people of different nationalities. During that time however, the new members of the community felt like their town was in the middle of nowhere. This was mostly due to the fact that the majority of people that migrated to Medina came from busy cities and were used to the hustle of daily life there. In contrast, larger towns … Continue reading Getting our Groove On at the Ding Dong

Archivist Amnesia (we blame the chocolate) – Can you help?

Who spent this week gluing and sewing for their child’s annual school Easter Bonnet Parade? Did you once attend Orelia Primary? Can you help us identify the staff and students at The Hub, c1970s?   Remember, it’s not too late to submit your own Easter celebration photographs to our Local History PicStory Competition! Kwinana Public Library will be closed for the Easter long weekend.  Wishing you all … Continue reading Archivist Amnesia (we blame the chocolate) – Can you help?

What’s in a name, Orelia : 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. Many of the streets in Orelia represent English castles or passengers on board ships arriving to the Swan River Colony in the early 1800s. Origins of Orelia street names Do you live in Orelia? Consider … Continue reading What’s in a name, Orelia : the origins of our local street names

Celebrating the Women of Kwinana

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Voices of Kwinana brings you a showcase of some of the incredible women of our community.  We recognise and give thanks for their skills and talents that have made our community strong and take pride in their successes both at home and abroad. Click on each woman’s photo to read more about their considerable achievements. If you have a woman in your … Continue reading Celebrating the Women of Kwinana

What’s in a name, Bertram : 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. Many of the streets in Bertram represent Noongar words, ships, early white settlers and families who settled in the area in the 1950s. Origins of Bertram street names Do you live in Bertram? Consider entering your local photos … Continue reading What’s in a name, Bertram : the origins of our local street names

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!