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

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

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

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. 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

What’s in a Name, Medina : 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

A Personal History of Hope Valley

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

Memories of Kwinana Beach

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

Oral History – Samantha Ballard

In 2015, as part of the City’s History Now project, ten members of our Aboriginal community donated their time to share stories and information about local Indigenous culture and heritage. Samantha Ballard was born in Mullewa in 1973.  Her mother was part of the stolen generation and was a teacher at the MACC before becoming involved with Babbingur Mia Health Services in Rockingham. Samantha shares childhood memories … Continue reading Oral History – Samantha Ballard