Sanctuaries : the parks and gardens of central Perth

 

Ever wondered about the name of a park or when it was established in the City? Well then…take a look at this new publication produced by the City’s Parks & Gardens team – Sanctuaries: the parks and gardens of central Perth. It’s filled with stunning photographs, historical facts and much much more. Read it online or download your own PDF copy to keep.

There’s also more information over on the City’s webpage and a Parks & Gardens Heritage Trail that you could download and check out this weekend.

 

WA Heritage Festival events

It’s that time of the year again! The WA Heritage Festival is on from 18 April – 18 May and the History Centre is hosting four events. Places are limited so if you want to come along, give us a call on 9461 3597 to secure your place! There’s all sorts going on and remember – if you have a suggestion for a future workshop, we’d love to hear from you.

For more information and to book online, visit the Library’s online events calendar.

Have you seen me?

Have you seen these pieces of public art on King Street? They were created to reflect the important social and built history of King Street and surrounding areas.

Click on the image below to check out who was living on King Street and what type of retail and industry was operating in the area in 1920. For a taster, there were leather merchants, electrical engineers, wholesale ‘druggists’ and boot manufacturers.

Intrigued by the street and its surrounds? Want to dig a little deeper? Then access Wise’s Post Office Directories via the State Library of WA.

  • King Street public art 26032014 photographer Jenna Lynch (2)
  • King Street public art 26032014 photographer Jenna Lynch (4)
  • King Street public art 26032014 photographer Jenna Lynch (6)
  • King Street public art 26032014 photographer Jenna Lynch (7)
  • King Street public art 26032014 photographer Jenna Lynch (8)
  • King Street public art 26032014 photographer Jenna Lynch (9)

Valentine Carnival

What are you up to for Valentine’s Day? On 14 February 1929, the Temple Court Cabaret’s ‘Valentine Carnival’ would have been one of the places to be!

Did you know that the Temple Court Cabaret opened on 22 December 1928 and then on 13 May 1933 it was ‘relaunched’ as the Embassy Cabaret?

Reported in The Daily News. Image courtesy of Trove.