City of Vincent seeks 20th-century images for Local History Awards

Emma Boyd (pictured with her brother Michael Boyd), Mayor Emma Cole and Mary Boyd who submitted the 1983 photo for last year’s awards.
Emma Boyd (pictured with her brother Michael Boyd), Mayor Emma Cole and Mary Boyd who submitted the 1983 photo for last year’s awards.

CITY of Vincent residents are urged to dust off old photo albums for 20th-century images to enter in the annual Local History Awards.

Mayor Emma Cole said the awards were a great way to remember the past and add to the Local History Centre’s extensive collection of images and essays.

“If you remember a time in Vincent when trams travelled down the streets, I’m sure you would have some wonderful memories, photos or slides to share,” she said.

“We are not only looking for older stories and photographs; the scope is anything during the 20th century so more recent memories are also welcome.

“One of last year’s photographic award winners was a photo taken in 1983 of two kids playing in a concrete trough.”

Gail Dorter won last year’s Geoffrey Bolton Award: Life in Vincent prize for her childhood memoir of life in North Perth from 1945-56.

Ms Dorter received $400 as her prize.

Her memoir is available to read at the Local History Centre at the Vincent library.

Entries close July 30.

Go to library.vincent.wa.gov.au or call 9273 6534.