What did the South Perth Civic Centre look like?

We had a fantastic turnout for our IntraMAPS Demo Session yesterday morning at the┬áCity’s Civic Centre.

Geographic Information Systems Analyst Ben Zeeb ran us through how to access the City’s historic aerial maps online and then showed us some of the significant changes that have taken place in the City of South Perth over time.

Here is a fun look at what we saw in the session yesterday….


Visit our Aerial Maps page for more information about the maps in the City’s Local History Collection and to find out how to access them online.

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What’s in a name? Ernest Johnson Oval

Ernest Johnson Oval is situated behind the South Perth Civic Center, Library and Hall. This 6 hectares (approx.) of land was named for Ernest J Johnson, in recognition of his service to the South Perth Road Board as Secretary/Town Clerk. Johnson was the Clerk of the Road Board from 1932-1964.

Before being referred to as EJ Oval, the reserve was first known as Sandgate Street Reserve, followed by South Perth Oval.

The oval and hall is used for many recreational purposes, including football, little athletics, scouts and personal training.