Coun­cil plan­ning to hon­our its pi­o­neers

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CITY of Kwinana is urg­ing res­i­dents who have lived in the area for more than 40 con­sec­u­tive years to reg­is­ter for the Pi­o­neers Data­base.

Those who reg­is­ter will be kept up-to-date about up­com­ing func­tions to hon­our Kwinana’s long­est-term com­mu­nity mem­bers.

Mayor Carol Adams said the City planned to ac­knowl­edge and cel­e­brate res­i­dents who have con­trib­uted to the Kwinana com­mu­nity over a long pe­riod of time.

“This is an op­por­tu­nity to rem­i­nisce, cel­e­brate, make new friends and hear some fas­ci­nat­ing sto­ries along the way,” Cr Adams said.

“Our City has come a long way since its hum­ble be­gin­nings as a Shire built to sup­port lo­cal in­dus­try, and Kwinana’s long-term res­i­dents have been here to wit­ness this trans­for­ma­tion.

“We might be the sec­ond­fastest grow­ing lo­cal gov­ern­ment area in WA, but our rich com­mu­nity spirit and tightknit feel re­mains.”

As part of the reg­is­tra­tion, res­i­dents would need to pro­vide their best mem­ory of Kwinana. Reg­is­tra­tion forms can be found at www. kwinana.wa.gov.au.

Pic­tures courtesy Kwinana Pub­lic Li­brary Lo­cal His­tory Col­lec­tion

A butcher at Hub Shop­ping Cen­tre, circa 1970s. Right: Ruby Wal­lam and daugh­ter Bianca, circa 1950s.

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