Pop into the Local History section at South Perth Library and pick up some interesting reading material…. (or reserve on our system for pick up at the Manning Library!)
Royal Perth : a history of golf in Australia’s west from 1895 to 2008 / Phillip Pendal.
Traces the Royal Perth Golf Club’s beginnings at its foundation meeting at Government House and the game’s establishment on Burswood Island in 1895. The story weaves its way through the trials encountered on a site which today boasts a major race course and the nearby Burswood International Casino.
Timeline : Town of Victoria Park [2nd ed., 2007] / compiled by Lindsay Hunter.
In its 2nd edition, the development of the Town of Victoria Park’s time line is an on-going project.
Find out about the early history of the town, starting from 35,000 B.C. and covering significant events in the Town up until December 2006.
This edition has focused on covering the time period of the first Council from 1894 to 1917.
The life and times of Norma J Moran (nee Russell) : Part 1 1829-1946 / Norma Joyce Moran.
Read the first part of the unpublished memoirs of long-time South Perth resident, Norma Joyce Moran.
It tells of the ancestors of Norma J. Moran (nee Russell) from the time they arrived in the Swan River Colony.
A beautifully presented family history publication, Norma has researched widely and includes photographs and other visual material to supplement her information throughout.