Talking ’bout my generation – 2012 City of South Perth Local History Awards

As part of the 2012 National Year of Reading celebrations at the South Perth Libraries, we are encouraging visitors and residents of the City to record their memories of the communities, people, commerce and natural and built environments in South Perth.

The outcomes of ‘Talking ‘bout my generation’ are to:

 · Encourage people to record and share (through reading, talking, writing, etc) their memories of the City of South Perth;

· Develop the holdings of the City of South Perth Local History Collection;

· Engage visitors and residents of the City of South Perth with our Local History.

Entrants simply chose a sentence starter from the entry form and in 250 words or less, write a memory or story related to South Perth. The entry does not need to be reflective of something ‘old’ – the awards encourage the recording of memories and stories that are happening as we speak. What happens today will be part of South Perth’s history tomorrow!

For more information on the awards, please see the brochure (includes entry form). Entries are open from January 2012 and close on Friday 30 March at 5.30 pm.

The libraries are dedicating the month of March 2012 to all things history, with introductory workshops on family history, Ancestry.com and oral history. For more information on library events, please visit the Library’s What’s On page.

Get talking ’bout your generation today!

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