Photographic Exhibition – South Perth 1860-1950

Photographs of family life, recreation and well known landmarks in South Perth are among the many images on display as part of the South Perth Historical Society’s latest exhibition at Heritage House Cultural Centre.

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South Perth Historic Society Member, John Maloney

Many of the images which date from 1860 to 1950 are being exhibited for the first time in the gallery. The images include some from the City of South Perth’s own local history collection, as well as a number of images from the Historic Society’s own collections.

The exhibition is running until 30 September 2016 so make sure to stop by for a visit!

  • Location: Heritage House, cnr Mends Street & Mill Point Road, South Perth
  • Opening Hours: Fridays 10am – 4pm, Saturdays & Sundays 1pm – 4pm
  • Cost: Gold coin entry.

For further information contact the South Perth Historical Society on 9367 9243.

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Brekkie with a bit of history

In case you were snoozing through all your alarms this morning and missed out on 720 ABC’s Breakfast, visit the link below to have a listen to a very special bit of history on the early days of the South Perth Council Offices…

And if you enjoy wandering through that precinct and you’re itching for more on the history of the Mends Street area (and also snoozed through last fortnight’s Brekkie spot), visit the link below to learn more about the early beginnings of the Windsor Hotel…

Now I’m off to buy a stamp…

Words with Wine: False Flags

South Perth History Buffs –

Join us in two weeks time for a very unique Words with Wine event at the South Perth Library!

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South Perth Libraries & Dymocks Garden City invite you to hear author Stephen Robinson share the epic untold story of the German ‘Pirate Wars’ waged on the South Seas during the early years of World War II.

In 1940 the raiders Orion, Komet, Pinguin and Kormoran left Germany and disguised as merchant vessels, they sank or captured 62 allied ships, including HMAS Sydney off the West Australian coast.

Author Stephen Robinson studied Asian history and politics at the University of Western Sydney, graduating with First Class Honours. He has worked at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs researching British atomic weapons tests & as a policy officer in the Department of Defence.

Book Sales and signing available on the night.

This is a FREE library event, but bookings are essential!

Thursday 18 August, 2016
6.30 – 7.30 pm
South Perth Library

To book call 9474 0800 or book online.