Punk’s not dead in Vincent local history awards

Georgia Kennedy's 1982 photograph of her housemates, Dean Lucas and Ivan Nemorin, was one of the finalists in last year's City of Vincent Local History Awards. Picture: Georgia Kennedy.
Georgia Kennedy's 1982 photograph of her housemates, Dean Lucas and Ivan Nemorin, was one of the finalists in last year's City of Vincent Local History Awards. Picture: Georgia Kennedy.

A PHOTO from the 1980s of two housemates out the back of their Leederville sharehouse is front and centre of this year’s City of Vincent Local History Awards.

The annual competition aims to capture stories and images of Vincent’s past and present.

Georgia Kennedy’s photo of her housemates Dean Lucas and Ivan Nemorin was one of last year’s finalists.

It has now become this year’s event poster.

The photo was taken by 17-year-old Ms Kennedy when Mr Lucas was 16 and Mr Nemorin 18, next to the outside toilet of their share house – where the Luna Outdoor Cinema is now located.

“I took a lot of photos of the punk scene around that time,” Ms Kennedy said.

“I was managing a photo shop on Oxford Street, which allowed me the freedom to take photos. Film was expensive back then for people our age.”

For the first time, the Local History Awards are also encouraging post-2000 photos of Vincent, alongside the historic entries usually received.

Vincent Mayor Emma Cole said the move would encourage people to rethink what they considered to be history.

“This year we have also added new youth awards in both the written and photographic categories to encourage young people to take part in building the history of our neighbourhoods,” she said.

Entries for the awards close at 5pm on Wednesday, July 31.

Find out more at vincent.wa.gov.au/library.