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.


2014 History Award

It’s time to put on your research hats! The 2014 City of Perth History Award calls on researchers of all levels to research and submit an entry on any historical aspect of the current City of Perth local government area. This could include a profile or description of an historic building, person or event.

For further information and to download the 2014 entry form, click on the images below.

Do you know where this artwork is?

This 10 metre long x 2.5 metre high glazed, ceramic tiled wall mural by Melbourne artist Tom Sanders (1925-) was created in 1971 to celebrate the opening of the Perth Concert Hall.

2013 is the 40th Anniversary of the Perth Concert Hall, which is managed by the Perth Theatre Trust. The City of Perth owns the building and manages the car park, and the State Government owns the land. .A small display about the Concert Hall can be seen in the foyer of Council House for the next three months.

  • Wall mural 3 - photograph by Jo Darbyshire
  • Wall mural 2 - photograph by Jo Darbyshire