Fans flock to nostalgic photos of old Mandurah

Doddie's Beach.
Doddie's Beach.

The Facebook page Lost Mandurah went viral last night, increasing likes from a few hundred people to 1000s.

At last count, 2270 people had pledged their like for local history with a click of their mouse.

Founder of the page Rebecca Mara was born in Mandurah and works for a local business.

She became interested in the Lost Perth Facebook page, but found herself sharing photos that specifically featured Mandurah.

‘I like to know the local history and I find other people like to know the history of how Mandurah developed,’ she said.

‘They want to remember what it was like here before the high rise.’

John Dix helps Ms Mara administrate the page.

Although he lives in Perthe now, he grew up in Mandurah in the 70s and 80s.

His family have been residents of Mandurah for more than 50 years.

‘I did a search randomly on Facebook for Lost Mandurah and posted some pics,’ he said.

‘I’ve had an interest in history.’

Mr Dix said he found Mandurah’s history always focused on Halls Cottage and ‘pretty limited.’

‘I think the people running the museum don’t have the nous of the digital age,’ he said.

‘Basically I just want to use the page to display as much history of Mandurah and Pinjarra to people, get them interested and share a few stories.’

Ms Mara hopes people go out and raid their parent’s photo albums.

‘It’s been surprising we have had no negativity at all,’ she said.

‘I’m really happy with the way it’s going.’