Noonans Bakery and Weaver & Lock

Many remember Noonans Bakery and the Weaver & Lock factory fondly from the days they were based on Arlington Avenue and Mill Point Road in South Perth.

A South Perth resident visited us this morning and shared 3 photographs that were captured by him in early 1988.

Street view of Noonans Bakery, April 1988. COSP_PH_2255.

Street view of Weaver & Lock factory, April 1988. COSP_PH_2256/1.

Street view of Weaver & Lock factory, April 1988. COSP_PH_2256/1.

Street view of Weaver & Lock factory, April 1988. COSP_PH_2256/2.

Street view of Weaver & Lock factory, April 1988. COSP_PH_2256/2.


Would you like to share your photos with us? Get in touch with the Local History Librarian at the South Perth Library… we would love to take a look at the memories you have captured in South Perth over the years!

Want to see more historic images from around our City? Visit Picture South Perth for many many more…


Phillip Pendal ‘Young Heritage’ Award Exhibition

Today, the City of South Perth Historical Society launched their annual Heritage Exhibition for the Phillip Pendal Young Heritage Award.

Phillip Pendal Award Heritage Exhibition

Honouring the late Phillip Pendal, the award “aims to provide local students with an opportunity to explore and share the rich heritage and history of our City”.

Phillip George Pendal (1947-2008) was a W.A. politician, as well as a journalist, historian, writer, and the founding president of the City of South Perth Historical Society.

He was actively involved in the City’s history since the 1980s and some of his many accomplishments include conceiving of the idea for the South Perth Heritage Trail in 1988, establishing the Historical Society in 1989, and being actively involved with the Old Mill and the May and Herbert Gibbs Art Collection with the City in the 1990s.

He authored many books including a number relating to South Perth’s history:

Vanishing village   Hands that heal    Continuity in change

  • “A thing of beauty…” St. Columba’s, South Perth, Western Australia / Phillip Pendal. [1986]
  • May & Herbert Gibbs : the people the places : the story of the Collection of the City of South Perth / by Chris Sharkey & Phillip Pendal. [2000]
  • South Perth : the vanishing village / edited by Phillip Pendal & Kerry Davey. [2002]
  • Hands that heal : the story of a unique Australian : the community-owned South Perth Hospital / by Phillip Pendal. [2006]
  • Continuity in change : the journey of Catholic education in Western Australia from 1843 to 2008 / Phillip Pendal. [2008]

Pass by the South Perth or Manning Libraries to have a look at these publications!

 And visit Heritage House in the next month to check out this year’s young heritage entries and exhibition!

  • Where: Heritage House Cultural Centre, 111 Mill Point Road, South Perth
  • When: Friday 20 June 2014 – Sunday 20 July 2014
  • Cost: FREE

Gallery opening hours:

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday – Friday: 10 am – 4 pm
  • Saturday: 1 pm – 4 pm
  • Sunday: 1 pm – 4 pm

Photography for History Workshop


To celebrate the recent launch of Picture South Perth, the libraries have organised a specialized photography workshop demonstrating how to take photographs for their historical content and value.

Join us on the 17th of June with Michael Pelusey who has over 25 years of experience in the world of photography and adventure travel as he demonstrates how to “capture the essence” of a place, time or event.

The session will be held from 2 pm – 4 pm in the South Perth Library Function Room, but come dressed for a practical session outdoors as Michael will lead the group outside for a practical demonstration. Bring along a camera, or smartphone or tablet, and come develop your skills of taking photographs that will be quality additions to any historical record.

Photography for History Workshop
Tuesday 17 June 2014
2 pm – 4 pm
South Perth Library Function Room

– dress for a practical session outdoors
– bring a camera (or smart phone or tablet)

Bookings essential
Book online:
Call the library: 9474-0800