Royal Perth Golf Club Collection on Picture South Perth

Founded in August 1895, the Royal Perth Golf Club has a long and proud history which began when the Club commenced on Burswood Island before moving to Wattle Grove Farm, Belmont in 1900 and then to its current site in South Perth in 1908.

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In May 2015, the City of South Perth and the Royal Perth Golf Club began working together to digitise historic photographs and ephemera from the Golf Club’s own archive collection and to record oral histories with some of the Club’s long-standing members.

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Over 100 images were scanned and catalogued and five oral history interviews were recorded with members and past presidents capturing the spirit and stories of the Club.

Visit Picture South Perth to view the Royal Perth Golf Club collection online.

Royal Perth Golf Club Collection

As any member of the club today will say, the real pride of the club lies in its members and their stories, in the friendships and sportsmanship that can only truly develop from a love of the game and a course that feels like home.

Watch the video introduction to the oral history interviews below, and listen to the full audio interviews on Picture South Perth:

 

For more information contact the City’s Local History Librarian on 9474 0800.

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‘Heritage Exhibition’ 2015

If you’re looking to keep warm and dry this weekend why not visit Heritage House Cultural Centre in South Perth and have a look at the Historic Society’s latest Heritage Exhibition?

Phillip Pendal Heritage Exhibition

Held annually, the Heritage Exhibition showcases winning entries from the Phillip Pendal Young Heritage Award.

Also on display this year is a special mini-exhibition on the Chinese Market Gardeners, including a couple of original historic market garden tools from the City of South Perth’s Local History Collection.

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See the flyer below for more details and visiting hours:

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Council Photoboards featured in Heritage House Exhibition

Have you visited the latest historical exhibition at Heritage House Cultural Centre?

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The City of South Perth Historical Society are currently hosting an exhibition featuring memorabilia from the City of South Perth’s Local History Collection:

Original photoboards showing photographs of early Roads Board chairmen, mayors, councillors and staff are on display, as well as the original gavel used on the old Roads Board table and the trowel used when the Roads Board building (now Heritage House Cultural Centre) was officially opened in 1904.

The exhibition is open to the public on Fridays from 10 am – 4 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm – 4 pm until the end of January 2015.

The Council Photoboards are available for viewing online at any time through Picture South Perth:

Council Photoboards Online

For details about the exhibition, contact the City of South Perth Historical Society on 9367-9243.

Heritage House Cultural Centre is located on the corner of Mill Point Road and Mends Street.

Heritage Festival 2014: Photo Drive

WA Heritage Festival 2014

The WA Heritage Festival 2014 is kicking off from April 18 – May 18 this year and we are excited for you to celebrate with us!

Take part in the Picture South Perth: Photo Drive by digging up your old photographs from and around the City of South Perth and dropping them off at either the South Perth or Manning Libraries for scanning (originals will be returned to you!).

Your images will then be shared with the wider community on our newly launched online collection Picture South Perth.

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Visit the Heritage Festival website for more details.

Yurleen Dorothy Winmar, Indigenous Community Stories

I am sad to announce the following message was received by the City this morning:

Sadly I advise that Mrs Yurleen Dorothy Winmar, local Elder and native title holder, died on Sunday 17 November.

Dorothy was the winner of the 2011 NAIDOC female elder award.  Her focus was on her cultural heritage and connection to Perth and Derbarl Yerrigan as a proud Wadjuk Nyoongar.  Over 15 years she conducted numerous guided cultural heritage tours and had extensive experience in developing cultural awareness training packages.  She worked with the Prisons Visitors Scheme for 30 years, and was a lifetime member of the Derbarl Yerrigan Aboriginal Health Service, she was a qualified health worker and was the founder of the Moorditj Keila Aboriginal Group (excerpt from NAIDOC Award Profile).

The City in conjunction with the WA Film and Television Institute was recently able to capture some of Dorothy’s stories in an oral history filming project, and this is available in the City’s libraries for viewing.

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The South Perth & Manning Libraries each have a copy of the DVD recording of Dorothy’s stories available for loan, they can be found in the “BIO” section in the Adult Non-fiction area of the DVD collections at both libraries. Please ask staff for assistance locating or reserving a copy.

The oral history project was recorded last year as part of the WA Film and Television Institute’s Indigenous Community Stories initiative to record Western Australia’s Indigenous heritage, cultural and historical stories.

The initiative aims to record 100 Indigenous oral histories, so they can be viewed by future generations as well as creating invaluable records of Australia’s national cultural identity.