Making History Map

The City’s Local History team is working on a project called the Making History Map, which will enable the local community to share memories, photographs and stories of what it is like living through a global health pandemic, via an online interactive map.

The restrictions imposed by the State and Federal Governments during COVID-19 have seen some interesting behaviour from local communities, including a bear hunt, chalk rainbow trail, bin day rituals and Anzac driveway dawn service.

We understand sharing your thoughts and photographs of what you are experiencing is probably the last thing on your mind, as we navigate through these sometimes overwhelming situations. However, as this pandemic is an historically significant moment, we believe it is important to document as much material as possible.

Share your experience

We would love you to be part of our history and help us preserve this moment in time.  Please share with us how your routine has changed, working from home, home schooling, socialising or celebrating Easter and Anzac Day differently. Please send your photos and stories using #historysouthperth via social media or email

Please note: by sending or tagging images and stories, you are agreeing to share your reflections on the upcoming South Perth Making History Map, which is part of the Local History Collection. Unfortunately, we can’t control the use of your images or reflections by other people viewing the interactive map, so please ensure you are happy to have these items in the public domain.

Contact Us

To contribute to the Making History Map or for more information please contact the South Perth Library.