History awards

Helping to keep local stories in the limelight

Photo Caption: Images of past people like this 1925 photo of Olive Mary Hale (nee Buck, marrying Rupert Hale a year later) have been preserved thanks to 20 years of local history awards. 

STORIES and photos of Vincent’s past are sought for the 2021 instalment of the local history awards. 

It’s the 21st year they’ve run and past awards have gathered a healthy collection of tales and images in the Local History Centre’s archives, including many of the Voice’s weekly LHC tales. 

Some notable landmarks are coming up to milestone anniversaries, with stories about Hyde Park especially sought as next year marks 125 years since “Third Swamp Reserve” was gazetted.

Mayor Emma Cole says: 

“We’d especially love to hear from people with personal stories or photos of Beatty Park, which celebrates its 60th anniversary next year.”

It’s open to non-residents as long as the subject matter’s about Vincent, and can include histories of people, groups, businesses, places or events. 

Entries close July 30 and there’s cash prizes as an added incentive to preserve the past. Contact the LHC on local. history@vincent.wa.gov.au or 9273 6534 for entry info.

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