Choose your best of his­toric photos

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Front Page -

BEL­MONT JUNE All­beury has been an­nounced as the win­ner of the City of Bel­mont’s inau­gu­ral Lo­cal History Pho­to­graphic Com­pe­ti­tion win­ner.

Mrs All­beury re­ceived a $400 cash prize for her pho­to­graph of her late hus­band Bar­ney All­beury, taken in 1948 at the Bel­mont Av­enue Dairy.

City of Bel­mont Mayor Cr Phil Marks con­grat­u­lated Mrs All­beury on her win.

“Some 132 pho­to­graphs from 25 en­trants were en­tered into the inau­gu­ral City of Bel­mont Lo­cal History Pho­to­graphic Com­pe­ti­tion, which is an out­stand­ing re­sult in the first year,” Cr Marks said.

“These photos will help us to con­tinue to build the City of Bel­mont’s his­tor­i­cal pho­to­graphic col­lec­tion and are won­der­ful ex­am­ples of the fas­ci­nat­ing history that can be found in Bel­mont.

“We had a very dif- fi­cult task of de­cid­ing on one win­ning pho­to­graph; so much so that af­ter look­ing at the en­tries we in­sisted that three com­mend­able photos be awarded,” Cr Marks said.

The City’s Lo­cal History Pho­to­graphic Com­pe­ti­tion in­vited par­tic­i­pants to pro­vide one or more his­tor­i­cal pho­to­graphs that had some con­nec­tion to Bel­mont.

The win­ners in­cluded: Pam Hollings for her 1948 pho­to­graph of Mrs Effie Hollings; Ian Hollings and his cousin Adrian Hen­der­son at the camp site on lot 1393, Ful­ham Street; Betty Burke for a late 1948/ early 1950 pho­to­graph of Beam Trans­port Bus At­ten­dants De­pot on Great Eastern High­way.

The pho­to­graphs are on dis­play at Ruth Faulkner Public Li­brary and vot­ing is open for the Peo­ple’s Choice Award, which closes on Fri­day.

Win­ner June All­beury with Mayor Phil Marks.

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