Whyalla 50 year celebration – Invitation to contribute

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Invitation to contribute photos for the Whyalla 50 year celebration – Closing 15 July 2020

On 4 July 1970 the Corporation of the City of Whyalla came into being and now, fifty years later, Whyalla Council is marking this significant milestone with month-long celebrations.

Over the month of July Council is asking for your help to celebrate and share your history with us.

Everyone is invited to contribute a photo of something that represents a strong connection with the last 50 years in Whyalla, which will feature in our celebrations.

Some examples of the photos to look for could be; foreshore/beach/marina, outdoor swimming pool, the slide located near the Foreshore, Fauna Park, parks, library, historical buildings, city centre, all things with a link to Whyalla. These can be dated anywhere between 1970 and 2020.

The images collected will be gathered into collections which may be uploaded onto all Council mediums such as (not limited to); Facebook, Instagram, websites both whyalla.com and whyalla.sa.gov.au during the month of July 2020.

They will also become a part of the final projection piece put together by the Council and illuminart being held on Friday 31 July on the Middleback Arts Centre outdoor wall.

Entry information:

Enter images by 5pm, Wednesday 15 July 2020. Entries are to be contributed using the online form (link at the bottom of this page)

Media we are looking for:

  • Photos (up to 3 images per theme)
  • Digital Video (no bigger than 25MB)
  • Words (not too much, just a paragraph or a poem)
  • Art/drawings (up to 3 images per theme)

We would like to not miss a thing when it comes to our city and its history!

The themes listed below will hopefully inspire you with ideas.

Council history – Past Councillors and Mayors for the city, major infrastructure changes (i.e. roads, roundabouts, etc.), airport.

Historical buildings – Maritime museum, Whyalla Child Care Centre, Libraries (old and new), Leisure/Recreational Centre, Middleback Arts Centre, Council building, town centre, Surf Lifesaving, Foreshore Café.

Family fun/events – Whyalla Pageant, New Year’s Eve street party, Halloween, Australia Day, Proclamation Day, etc.

Playgrounds and outdoors – Ada Ryan Gardens, Foreshore, marina, old outdoor pool, slide, Wilson Park, Norton (McRitchie Crescent) Park, Wetlands, Cemetery.




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