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>> Mount Hawthorn School Archives Wednesday 22 February 2017

99 Loftus Street, Leederville, Western Australia, 6007

The Mount Hawthorn Primary School's and Margaret Kindergarten's archives are now on display in the Local History Centre, including an exhibition of photographs from the collection.

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>> Reconciliation Action Plan Launch Saturday 27 May 2017

Cnr Newcastle and Beaufort Streets , Perth, WA, 6000



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>> King Eddies : A history of Western Australia's premier women's hospital 1916 - 2016 Wednesday 31 May 2017

99 Loftus Street, Leederville, WA, 6007

Come and meet authors Jennie and Bevan Carter, and listen to them talk about researching and writing their book, King Eddies.

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>> Library Closure - WA Day Monday 5 June 2017

The Library will be closed on Monday 5 June for WA Day.

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>> DNA :The new kid on the genealogy block Wednesday 14 June 2017

99 Loftus Street, Leederville, WA, 6007

Do you want to know more about DNA testing and family history?Come and listen to our presenter Cate Pearce from WAGS introduce you to how DNA testing can help you with your family history research.

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>> NAIDOC Week Event : Song Workshop with J.D. Penangke Friday 7 July 2017

99 Loftus Street, Leederville, Western Australia, 6007

The theme of NAIDOC Week 2017 is ‘Our Languages Matter’ and to celebrate we have invited Nyoongar artist J.D. Penangke to join us for a song workshop.

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>> Computers for Seniors Workshops Friday 21 July 2017

99 Loftus Street, Leederville, Western Australia, 6007

Our next available Computers for Seniors Workshop is on Friday 21 July 2017 10am to 12noon.
Workshops are limited to 15 attendees and bookings are essential.
**Please note: Due to high demand, maximum bookings of 2 sessions per person per year.**

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>> Perth : Then and Now with Richard Offen Wednesday 26 July 2017

99 Loftus Street, Leederville, Western Australia, 6007

We welcome back Richard Offen, of Heritage Perth, as our guest speaker for our July Forum.

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>> National Tree Day 2017 Sunday 30 July 2017

Les Lilleyman Reserve, North Perth, Western Australia, 6006

Join us at Les Lilleyman Reserve (near the clubrooms) on 30th July 2017 from 8am to 12.00pm, to help plant up the eastern bank with over 5000 native tube stock species and transform an unused area of this reserve!

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Menu Wise

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Menu Wise debuts in the Beatty Park Café.
Join us for a healthier alternative.

Local History Image Library - Now Online

Great news for all those who are curious to see old photographs of Vincent – many of the photographs in our Local History Collection are now accessible anywhere, anytime via the new online image library. Get browsing!

Due to popular demand, new Circuits Class launched! Thursday 13 June 2013

220 Vincent Street, North Perth, 6006 WA -31.93636460,115.84896570

Are you in need of motivation?
Don’t have enough time to get a whole body workout?
Want to spice up your workouts?

Access & Inclusion

The City of Vincent recognises the importance of creating a community where there is equal access for all members to participate ...

Access & Inclusion

The City of Vincent recognises the importance of creating a community where there is equal access for all members to participate in activities and access facilities.

Secure bike shelter

Unfortunately bike theft does occur at Beatty Park – so we recommend using our new secure bike shelter when you ride your bike. It’s easy!

Baby Rhyme Time Wednesday 6 January 2016

99 Loftus Street, Leederville, 6007 WA -31.9351370,115.8458950

Songs and rhymes - every Monday & Thursday

The new Beatty Park: a game changer

220 Vincent Street, North Perth, 6006 WA -31.93636460,115.84896570

The $17.5m redevelopment of Beatty Park is now complete and the new facility will once again propel Beatty Park to the forefront of aquatic sports and fitness and leisure facilities in Perth.

'AWSOM' charity project

A group of dedicated teachers from the Beatty Park Swim School travel to Vietnam on an annual basis to run swimming and water safety clinics for disadvantaged, disabled and orphaned village children along the Mekong River...

Beaufort Street > History callout

The Local History Team would like to capture more of the history of Beaufort Street for our collection...can you help?

FREE WIFI & INTERNET

Please note the City’s opening hours over the festive season this year for the Administration and Civic Centre (Admin) and the Library and Local History Centre (Library).

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Stories from our past

Stories which have been featured in our Local History Quarterly newsletters.

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Local History Image Library

City of Vincent Library and Local History Centre's Local History Image Library

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News

Latest news from the City of Vincent Library and Local History Centre

Storytime

99 Loftus Street, Leederville, 6007 WA -31.934254,115.845584

Stories and activities - every Monday & Thursday

Secure bike shelter

Unfortunately bike theft does occur at Beatty Park – so we recommend using our new secure bike shelter when you ride your bike. It’s easy!

Beatty Park Clubs

Clubs meeting at Beatty Park

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Book-a-Librarian

Book a 30 minute one-on-one session with a librarian who can help you with a range of topics.

Wellness Rooms

Somerville Nutrition and Chris Jackson Life Coach details

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STARTS NOVEMBER 20th

Les Mills GRITT Series High Intensity Training

The Beaufort Arms Hotel, 1934

Beaufort Arms Hotel / Lone Star Saloon

Brief history of the hotel on the corner of Beaufort and Newcastle streets, Perth.

Newspaper photo of the foundation stone for the Charles Street Markets.

Charles Street Markets

The foundation stone for the Charles Street Markets, on the corner of Duke Street, West Perth was laid in 1905. this is an investigation into what happened to these markets.

Immigration card photos of Massa Singh, front and side view.

Massa Singh: Cameleer and resident of 123 Richmond Street, Leederville

The story of cameleer traders who were based at 123 Richmond Street, Leederville.

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Stories from our past

This story was featured in the Winter 2016 Local History News Quarterly.

Young Kathleen Gornall riding her bike in Egina Street, Mount Hawthorn, 1914

The Gornall family tragedy of 1916

The Gornall family lived in Egina Street Mount Hawthorn. In 1916 they purchased a beach block at Scarborough and went there for a holiday. Tragedy ensued and five people ended up drowned. This event was instrumental in the formation of the Scarboro Surf Lifesaving Club.

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eSmart Libraries Cybersafety

Information about eSmart Libraries Cybersafety resources

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Leederville Oval: A Mount Hawthorn man's vision, 1959

A newspaper article from 1959, suggesting that Leederville Oval should be developed for the 1962 Games and to be the main football stadium rather than Subiaco Oval.

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BEATTY PARK MEMBER GROUP FITNESS APP

Group Fitness App for Members

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The Tower Hotel (formerly Club Hotel), Charles Street, West Perth

A brief history of the hotel which was demolished to make way for the Mitchell Freeway off-ramp.

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Grandstand repair

Maintenance matters at Beatty Park...

Café Menu

Beatty Park Leisure Centre Café offers a choice of Pool Side Café and Lounge Café where we offer a delicious range of hot & cold food, drinks & Ice-creams. Dine–in or take away

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Library Statistics

View a snap-shot of the City of Vincent Library & Local History Centre's Monthly Statistics

Watch Around Water

Watch Around Water was initiated in 2004 following a number of drowning deaths involving young children at major public pools in WA to address the issue of parental supervision at public pools...

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PRECOR CARDIO EQUIPMENT

NEW PRECOR CARDIO EQUIPMENT

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Perth : Then and Now with Richard Offen Wednesday 26 July 2017

99 Loftus Street, Leederville, 6007 Western Australia -31.935920,115.845160

We welcome back Richard Offen, of Heritage Perth, as our guest speaker for our July Forum.

2017 Local History Photo Awards

Local History Photographic Awards 2017 Monday 21 August 2017

99 Loftus Street, Leederville, 6007 Western Australia -31.935920,115.845160

Enter your photos and slides for the chance to win $100. Entries close 6.30pm Monday 21 August 2017

Friends of Local History

The Local History Centre invites interested members of the public to register their interest in becoming members of the Friends of Local History Group.

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Mount Hawthorn School Archives Wednesday 22 February 2017

99 Loftus Street, Leederville, 6007 Western Australia -31.935920,115.845160

The Mount Hawthorn Primary School's and Margaret Kindergarten's archives are now on display in the Local History Centre, including an exhibition of photographs from the collection.

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DNA :The new kid on the genealogy block Wednesday 14 June 2017

99 Loftus Street, Leederville, 6007 WA -31.9351370,115.8458950

Do you want to know more about DNA testing and family history?Come and listen to our presenter Cate Pearce from WAGS introduce you to how DNA testing can help you with your family history research.

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eSmart Cyber Safety Tip of the Month : May Monday 1 May 2017

99 Loftus Street, Leederville, 6007 WA -31.935920,115.845160

Our eSmart Cybersafety Tip for the month of May is: protect yourself against scams. It is also Privacy Awareness Week 15 - 19 May 2017.

Library Closure - WA Day Monday 5 June 2017

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The Library will be closed on Monday 5 June for WA Day.

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King Eddies : A history of Western Australia's premier women's hospital 1916 - 2016 Wednesday 31 May 2017

99 Loftus Street, Leederville, 6007 WA -31.935920,115.845160

Come and meet authors Jennie and Bevan Carter, and listen to them talk about researching and writing their book, King Eddies.

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Native Gardening with Lisa Mazzella Wednesday 23 August 2017

99 Loftus Street, Leederville, 6007 Western Australia -25.2743980,133.7751360

This is an information session about our amazing native plant diversity and how to grow natives in your own garden.

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Decluttering : All you need is less Wednesday 20 September 2017

99 Loftus Street, Leederville, 6007 Western Australia -25.2743980,133.7751360

Would you like to investigate strategies to get your home organised? Join us in the library for this two hour workshop delivered by the Switch your thinking team.

Group Fitness Timetables

Quick link to all our Health & Fitness Program timetables!

Western Australia Day Monday 1 June 2015

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Beatty Park Leisure Centre open (modified hours) on the Western Australia Day Public Holiday on Monday 5th June 2017

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NAIDOC Week Event : Song Workshop with J.D. Penangke Friday 7 July 2017

99 Loftus Street, Leederville, 6007 Western Australia -31.93592,115.84516

The theme of NAIDOC Week 2017 is ‘Our Languages Matter’ and to celebrate we have invited Nyoongar artist J.D. Penangke to join us for a song workshop.

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Computers for Seniors Workshops Friday 21 July 2017

99 Loftus Street, Leederville, 6007 Western Australia -31.935920,115.845160

Our next available Computers for Seniors Workshop is on Friday 21 July 2017 10am to 12noon.
Workshops are limited to 15 attendees and bookings are essential.
**Please note: Due to high demand, maximum bookings of 2 sessions per person per year.**

2017 Local History Photo Awards

Local History Awards

Entries are invited for the 2017 Local History Awards. Read more. See previous winners

Administration and Civic Centre

244 Vincent Street (cnr Loftus Street)

Leederville, Western Australia, 6007

PO Box 82, Leederville, 6902

Telephone: (08) 9273 6000

Fax: (08) 9273 6099

Email: mail@vincent.wa.gov.au

After Hours: (08) 9273 6061 - emergencies only