Lo­cal his­tory award nom­i­na­tions open

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Victoria Park City Of South Perth -

MAKE his­tory by con­tribut­ing to the Town of Vic­to­ria Park’s his­tor­i­cal col­lec­tion through en­ter­ing the 2015 Vic­to­ria Park Lo­cal His­tory Awards.

En­tries are open un­til April 27 across three cat­e­gories, with win­ners re­ceiv­ing $500 and run­ners-up $250. En­tries will be added to the Town’s Lo­cal His­tory Col­lec­tion at Vic­to­ria Park Li­brary.

The an­nual awards are de­signed to en­cour­age the com­mu­nity to ex­plore lo­cal iden­ti­ties, sig­nif­i­cant events and her­itage rel­e­vant to the area.

The three award cat­e­gories are per­sonal mem­oirs, orig­i­nal re­search (both max­i­mum 10,000 words) and pho­to­graphic mem­o­ries.

En­tries must re­late to the his­tory and devel­op­ment of the Town and can take the form of a re­port, a mem­oir, an in­ter­view with as­so­ci­ated text or com­men­tary, paint­ings, draw­ings, maps or pho­to­graphs with as­so­ci­ated text or com­men­tary, a col­lec­tion of orig­i­nal verse or anec­dotes, a walk or tour, or au­dio-vis­ual ma­te­rial.

Mayor Trevor Vaughan said the awards and en­tries helped pre­serve the writ­ten, oral and vis­ual his­tory of the Town for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

“The Town has a very rich recorded his­tory, dat­ing back to pre-Euro­pean set­tle­ment of the area, and takes great pride in its Lo­cal His­tory Awards,” he said.

En­tries must be re­ceived at Vic­to­ria Park Li­brary by Mon­day, April 27.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

Jana Grabowski, win­ner of the orig­i­nal re­search cat­e­gory of the Town’s 2014 Lo­cal His­tory Awards, at the war me­mo­rial with daugh­ter Emmy.

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