Club joins city’s picture collection
THE Royal Perth Golf Club has joined forces with the City of South Perth to add a collection of photographs and oral histories to the City’s online archive Picture South Perth.
Oral and visual histories and over 100 photographs from the club’s history, dating back to the early 1900s, were digitized and added to the Community Collection.
The collection celebrates the golf club’s many years, longest-standing members and past presidents.
City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said the additions from the golf club added to the richness of the city’s archives.
“The Royal Perth Golf Club is the first organisation to work with the city to record these oral histories and in doing so has captured the spirit of the club,” she said.
“The city hopes to expand this project and work with other community organisations across South Perth to capture their stories and build on the archives for everyone to access.”
The project was launched last year.
It provides a unique window into the history of the city.
“It is a wonderful community resource that enables us to take a visual walk down memory lane, to see how our city has grown and what life was like yesterday,” Mrs Doherty said.
A snapshot from the Royal Perth Golf Club.