Wesley College learn about South Perth’s history

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On Tuesday morning, the Year 5 students from Wesley College visited South Perth Library to delve into their local history.

We talked about how South Perth settled in the late 1820s / early 1830s and how the City has changed and developed, right up to today.

To learn about these things, we looked at photographs and objects from the South Perth Local History Collection. Lots of notes were taken, questions were asked and we had fun at the same time!

If you are interested in your class learning about South Perth’s history, please contact us.

Congratulations Kensington PS students!

Last Wednesday, South Perth Library staff visited Kensington Primary School to present First Place and Highly Commended awards to students who were successful in the 2012 City of South Perth Local History Awards ‘Talking ’bout my generation’.

A big congratulations goes to the following students:

Chloe Holtzman; First Place; Lower Primary category (Years 2-3)
Madigan Gordon; First Place; Middle Primary category (Years 4-5)
May Huang; First Place; Upper Primary category (Years 6-7)
Kitman Yeung; Highly Commended; Upper Primary category (Years 6-7)
Jude Paulin; Highly Commended; Upper Primary category (Years 6-7)

Well done to all of the Kensington Primary School students who entered the award. You have played a very important role in capturing South Perth’s history!

May Huang, First Place, Upper Primary category

Congratulations Norma!

 Local History have begun presenting prizes to the fantastic category winners of the 2012 City of South Perth Local History Awards ‘Talking ’bout my generation’.

Norma Moran received her prize as winner of the Adult Category this morning and lots of memories were shared of the 80 odd years that Norma has resided in South Perth. Library staff are off to Aquinas College on Thursday morning to make another exciting announcement about the awards. Watch this space!

 Have you started to write your family history or have you recorded your life story? Do aspects of your history relate to the South Perth area? If so, Local History would love to hear from you!

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Talking ’bout my generation update

Judging of the 2012 City of South Perth Local History Awards ‘Talking ’bout my generation’ is now complete! The judges were thoroughly impressed with the many different ways that entrants interpreted South Perth’s ‘local history’.

The Local History Collection now has a fantastic snapshot of what life was and is like for residents and visitors to our City in 2012.

Local History staff have contacted all of the prize recipients and a full list of prize winners will be released once staff have visited those schools with prize-winning students.

Watch the blog in the coming weeks for this announcement and to read the winning entries!…And if you are disappointed that you didn’t get to enter, there is always 2013!