Today, the City of South Perth Historical Society launched their annual Heritage Exhibition for the Phillip Pendal Young Heritage Award.
Honouring the late Phillip Pendal, the award “aims to provide local students with an opportunity to explore and share the rich heritage and history of our City”.
Phillip George Pendal (1947-2008) was a W.A. politician, as well as a journalist, historian, writer, and the founding president of the City of South Perth Historical Society.
He was actively involved in the City’s history since the 1980s and some of his many accomplishments include conceiving of the idea for the South Perth Heritage Trail in 1988, establishing the Historical Society in 1989, and being actively involved with the Old Mill and the May and Herbert Gibbs Art Collection with the City in the 1990s.
He authored many books including a number relating to South Perth’s history:
- “A thing of beauty…” St. Columba’s, South Perth, Western Australia / Phillip Pendal. 
- May & Herbert Gibbs : the people the places : the story of the Collection of the City of South Perth / by Chris Sharkey & Phillip Pendal. 
- South Perth : the vanishing village / edited by Phillip Pendal & Kerry Davey. 
- Hands that heal : the story of a unique Australian : the community-owned South Perth Hospital / by Phillip Pendal. 
- Continuity in change : the journey of Catholic education in Western Australia from 1843 to 2008 / Phillip Pendal. 
Pass by the South Perth or Manning Libraries to have a look at these publications!
- Where: Heritage House Cultural Centre, 111 Mill Point Road, South Perth
- When: Friday 20 June 2014 – Sunday 20 July 2014
- Cost: FREE
Gallery opening hours:
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday – Friday: 10 am – 4 pm
- Saturday: 1 pm – 4 pm
- Sunday: 1 pm – 4 pm