Winners of the ‘Fremantle, my place’ short story competition



This morning the winners of the Active Freo ‘Fremantle, my place’ short story competition for 2014 were announced. We had a great morning tea at the library, with prizes presented by Deputy Mayor Josh Wilson. Thank you everyone for entering and congratulations to the winners:

Special Award: My early memories of Fremantle – Betty Rushforth
Highly Commended: Fremantle ups and downs – Keith McDonal
Highly Commended: A Fremantle Story – Cherrie Goodier

2nd prize: Fremantle my place – Rhys Gray
Judges comment: “an engaging and informative historical account of a life played out against the unfolding story of Fremantle.”

1st prize: 21 King William Street – Gail Thorn
Judges comment: “a moving first person account of a childhood where Fremantle became a place of refuge and education”

The stories will become part of the Fremantle History Centre’s collection and will provide another facet of information relating to Fremantle which can be enjoyed by visitors to the collection.

Gail Thorn with Josh Wilson

First place winner Gail Thorn with Deputy Mayor Josh Wilson.

Cherrie Goodier and Josh Wilson.

Cherrie Goodier’s ‘A Fremantle Story’ was awarded the highly commended category.

Deputy Mayor Josh Wilson and Betty Rushforth.

Betty Rushforth’s ‘My Early Memories of Fremantle’ won the special award.

Rhys Gray with Deputy Mayor Josh Wilson

Rhys Gray’s story won 2nd prize.

Keith McDonald

Keith McDonald won a highly commended prize for his story ‘Fremantle Ups and Downs’.