Local History collection

Local History Award

The City is encouraging the community involvement in recording and promoting the rich history of the City of Kalamunda for future generations.

Kalamunda Library is holding the inaugural Local History Award in 2023.

We invite the community to submit their pre-2000 written and photographic memorabilia with historical significance to contribute towards the development of our history and heritage records.  

Entries may relate to people and events in any of the suburbs within the City of Kalamunda (Bickley, Canning Mills, Carmel, Forrestfield, Gooseberry Hill, Hacketts Gully, High Wycombe, Kalamunda, Lesmurdie, Maida Vale, Paulls Valley, Pickering Brook, Piesse Brook and Wattle Grove).

Entries close 5pm on Tuesday, 31 January 2023. 

What To Submit
Categories & Prizes
Terms & Conditions

How to enter

If you would like to submit and contribute to our Local History Collection, please complete the online form below. Alternatively, entry forms can be collected from any of the City of Kalamunda Libraries with various submission options provided.

If you are supplying an original photograph which you do not wish to donate to the Local History Collection, the Library staff will be happy to help you scan your items to enter digitally.

Entries are open to all individuals, including non-residents, provided the subject matter is about people, places or events in the City of Kalamunda.

Entries will become part of the Local History Collection. Applicants may submit more than one entry but no more than 10. Please submit a separate entry for each.

Entries to be received by 5pm on Tuesday, 31 January 2023.

Personal Details

Entry Details

Select your chosen category

Written Memoir

Please attach a copy of your written memoir up to a maximum 2500 words. Memoirs must be either WORD (doc, docx, txt) or PDF format.

Please ensure the associated photo for this memoir is embedded/scanned into the file/document before submitting.

Photographic Memories

A photograph from pre-2000 of a significant historic person, place or event, or which convey everyday life in the City of Kalamunda in the past.

Where possible, please provide as much detail or information of the photo as requested as possible to help us document these in our archives.

Does this submission contain Aboriginal Australian Content?

Please confirm the title of your Written Memoir or Photo

Attach a copy of your memoir or photo

Image/Photo should be an image (jpg, jpeg, png) format. Written Memoirs should be Word (doc,docx) or PDF file format. Please ensure the image is of good quality and light. Scanned images should where possible be scanned in colour at a minimum of 600dpi Maximum file/image size permitted - 9MB.

OR if known, full date details

Please provide the names of people in the photo. If possible the order e.g. from the left


I declare this submitted online entry will become part of the Local History Collection and may be published in an online anthology.
I have relevant copyrights / permissions to share this submitted images and information.

All applicants are required to have read, understood and agree to the Local History 2023 Awards  terms and conditions.

I have read, understood and accept the terms and conditions of this competition.
Please email our Local History Officer for any further queries or information via libraries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au.
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