Calling all Local History and Family History Researchers….
The South Perth Library now has a dedicated computer in our little local history nook that is especially geared towards assisting you in your research.
The new machine has custom links that provide quick access to material from the City of South Perth’s Local History Collection, as well as additional online resources from the State Library of Western Australia, the W.A. Genealogical Society, the National Library’s Trove, and many many others.
And of course we haven’t forgotten about Ancestry and Find My Past! (though of course, these resources are also accessible from any machine at the South Perth and Manning Libraries).
So visit the South Perth Library today to reserve or hop on to the Local History Research machine, and hopefully discover much much more about your ancestors and local area!
It’s that time of year again – entries have opened for the Phillip Pendal Young Heritage Award.
The South Perth Historical Society invite all students who reside or attend school or college in the City of South Perth to enter the written and photographic competition.
The annual award was inaugurated in 2009 by the Historical Society to honour Phillip Pendal who was a Member of Parliament, journalist, historian, writer and the founding president of the City of South Perth Historical Society.
To find out more about the award and how to enter, see the Phillip Pendal Award Entry Form online or collect a printed copy from the South Perth orManning Libraries, Heritage House, or the Old Mill.
The City of South Perth Historical Society are hosting another talk on the topic of the Chinese Market Gardens in Perth, including special mention of items and identities from South Perth’s market gardens history.
See details below and RSVP to book a spot for what promises to be a very interesting talk: