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Local memoirs shape community history collection

Published Tuesday, 2nd June 2015

The City of Wanneroo’s community history collection has received a boost following the recent Community History Awards.

Community history award
The judging panel, comprising of Philippa Rogers, a Team Leader of the New Museum Project, WA Museum and former coordinator of Heritage, Museums and Arts at the City of Wanneroo; and Barbara Hellriegel the Team Leader of Local History and Reference Services at the City if Joondalup Library, awarded Judy Paice and David Sears joint first place for their submissions.

Both Judy and David submitted separate memoirs about their time growing up on ‘Ben Ceres' a poultry farm located at 9 Mile Well, Wanneroo Road. In present day terms, this farm lay close to what is now the intersection of Wanneroo Road and Marangaroo Drive. 

Two other submissions received certificates of commendation from the judging panel. 

Marlene Keane was commended for the memoir she submitted of her mother Hilda Josephine Schulze (Duffy), who grew up in the City of Wanneroo.

Justin Bianchini was also praised for his original research on John Foley, Wanneroo’s last sole policeman.

These submissions will be placed within the City’s Community History Centre, which is located in the Wanneroo Regional Museum, Dundebar Road, Wanneroo.

The collection tells the story of Wanneroo’s history and heritage through books, pamphlets, photographs, maps, oral history interviews, archive material and newspapers.

It also contains memoirs submitted as part of the City’s annual community history awards and welcomes public donations of items of interest to Wanneroo’s history.

For further information about the Community History Centre and its services call the Community History Librarian on 9405 5925.

Opening hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday - 10am to 4pm
Thursday - 10am to 5pm
Saturday - 12pm to 4pm

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