City of Melville searching for 50 Residents to Celebrate 50 Years


The City of Melville is chasing historical footage of the area over the last 50 years. Picture: City of Melville
The City of Melville is chasing historical footage of the area over the last 50 years. Picture: City of Melville

CITY of Melville is on the hunt for outstanding members of the community who have lived in the area for the last five decades to share their stories.

The search for ‘50 Residents to Celebrate 50 Years’ is being made as the City prepares to mark its 50th anniversary on May 3.

The final 50 will be recognised through a series of initiatives the City plans to roll out over the coming months.

Mayor Russell Aubrey encouraged people to consider nominating.

“The City is about its people,” he said.

“We want to know people’s stories, particularly those that have seen the City develop over that period of time.”

He said the City was looking forward to unveiling celebration plans over the coming months.

“It’s something that will go throughout the year,” he said.

“We don’t intend to have one huge splash on the actual day we turn 50 but there will be a number of events to enjoy.”

The City’s museums team is also on the hunt for home movies from 1968 to now.

Footage from family gatherings, people enjoying the river, school days, work or other social and sporting occasions are welcome.Nominations for ‘50 Residents to Celebrate 50 Years’ can be found by visiting www.melvillecity.com.au/50anniversary.

If you have video footage you would like to share, email wireless.hill@melville.wa.gov.au.

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