Kalamunda Library is holding the inaugural Local History Award in 2023.
We invite the community to submit their pre-2000 written and photographic memorabilia with historical significance to contribute towards the development of our history and heritage records.
Entries may relate to people and events in any of the suburbs within the City of Kalamunda (Bickley, Canning Mills, Carmel, Forrestfield, Gooseberry Hill, Hacketts Gully, High Wycombe, Kalamunda, Lesmurdie, Maida Vale, Paulls Valley, Pickering Brook, Piesse Brook and Wattle Grove).
Entries close 5pm on Tuesday, 31 January 2023.
Written and photographic entries on subjects such as:
The winners will be selected based on their historical significance, either in terms of contribution towards the development of the Kalamunda region or as an example of everyday life, and the quality of photographs or writing.
There will be two (2) prizes awarded for each category.
The two (2) prizes awarded in each category.
JUDGESThe awards will be judged by the Kalamunda and Districts Historical Society.
Judging will be completed by end of February 2023 followed by a presentation ceremony in March 2023.
If you would like to submit and contribute to our Local History Collection, please complete the online form below. Alternatively, entry forms can be collected from any of the City of Kalamunda Libraries with various submission options provided.
If you are supplying an original photograph which you do not wish to donate to the Local History Collection, the Library staff will be happy to help you scan your items to enter digitally.
Entries are open to all individuals, including non-residents, provided the subject matter
is about people, places or events in the City of Kalamunda.
Entries will become part of the Local History Collection. Applicants may submit more than one entry but no more than 10. Please submit a separate entry for each.
Entries to be received by 5pm on Tuesday, 31 January 2023.
Please attach a copy of your written memoir up to a maximum 2500 words. Memoirs must be either WORD (doc, docx, txt) or PDF format.
Please ensure the associated photo for this memoir is embedded/scanned into the file/document before submitting.
A photograph from pre-2000 of a significant historic person, place or event, or which convey everyday life in the City of Kalamunda in the past.
Where possible, please provide as much detail or information of the photo as requested as possible to help us document these in our archives.
Please confirm the title of your Written Memoir or Photo
This field is required
Image/Photo should be an image (jpg, jpeg, png) format.
Written Memoirs should be Word (doc,docx) or PDF file format.
Please ensure the image is of good quality and light. Scanned images should where possible be scanned in colour at a minimum of 600dpi
Maximum file/image size permitted - 9MB.
OR if known, full date details
Please provide the names of people in the photo. If possible the order e.g. from the left
All applicants are required to have read, understood and agree to the Local History 2023 Awards
terms and conditions.
Heritage & History
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We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.