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These photos were all winners in the Snapped! competition, depicting life in the Shire of Mundaring in days gone by.

History captured in photography awards

PHOTO’s depicting the Shire of Mundaring as it once was, have been lauded in a competition, winning some of them a $100 cash prize.

Snapped! a historic photo competition, was run in conjunction with Mundaring Hills Historical Society and Shire of Mundaring Libraries.

The winners were announced last week and open award winner Michael Thompson said he was thrilled to win the judges prize which will see his photograph become part of the Historical Society’s collection.

His photo was of a Forestry Department motorbike and sidecar in the bush in the 1940s.

“The competition recognises the importance of our community’s history as well as my own family history,” he said.

“My grandfather and father were involved in the forestry industry, with my grandfather moving to the area in 1928.”

Martin Binsley won the People’s Choice Award for an image of the Chidlow Fire Brigade at the Buckland Shields Fire Brigade Competition in 1981.

Shire of Mundaring acting chief executive Garry Bird, congratulated the winners saying he was pleased to see community members participating in the competition which aims to build the Historical Society’s Collection of images.

“The competition is now in its second year and has helped build a collection of historical images from around the shire,” he said.

“We recognise that many of our residents are long term community members and have a treasure trove of images which are historical references for the Society.”

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