Club joins city’s pic­ture col­lec­tion

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

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.

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