History of South Perth Maps

Greg Benjamin, a longtime resident of South Perth has been busy compiling maps showing the history of the South Perth area and is now sharing them with us.

shows some of the key historical spots in South Perth, when they were established, and some of the pioneers these key spots were named after.

shows the South Perth area over 100 years ago. See if you can spot the differences between today!

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What did the South Perth Civic Centre look like?

We had a fantastic turnout for our IntraMAPS Demo Session yesterday morning at the City’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.

Historic Maps of South Perth

If you have an interest in historic maps then you’re in luck!

City of South Perth, 1930. Local History Collection.

City of South Perth, 1930. Local History Collection.

Earlier this month, the City of South Perth made available online a wide range of historic aerial photographs acquired from Landgate and its own Local History Collection.

These maps date all the way back to 1930 and are now accessible through the City’s online mapping system – IntraMaps.

They are a treasure trove of information and show countless changes that have taken place across the City of South Perth through time.

If you are curious to see what your home, business, local park or reserve looked like over the years…. then it’s worth having a fiddle with!

To access IntraMaps:

See our IntraMaps Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to use IntraMaps.

Or if you prefer to see it in person…. attend the IntraMAPS Demo Session on June 4!

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History of South Perth Map

Interested to see some of the key historical spots in South Perth and when they were established?

Have a look at the attached map compiled by Greg Benjamin, a longtime resident of South Perth:

Interesting to note, a number of key locations (Mends Street Jetty, Coode Street Jetty, Windsor Hotel, Tea Gardens Hotel, Perth Zoo, South Perth State School, etc.) were established in the 1890s, shortly after the South Perth local government authority’s status as a City was attained after separating from the City of Perth in 1892.