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.
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.