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…

“Mamie”, May Gibbs Exhibition at Heritage House

The City’s Fiesta celebrations may be over….. but Heritage House Cultural Centre is still open for visitors to see the Historical Society of South Perth’s latest exhibition titled “Mamie“.

HHCC Gallery Open

Mamie was May Gibbs’ childhood name, and the exhibition “explores the artistic and social development of her early years in South Perth” before she departed for Sydney at the age of 36.

The exhibition includes various pieces on loan from the Gibbs family, as well as pieces from the City of South Perth’s own May and Herbert Gibbs Art Collection.

Photograph by Peter Palmer, Historical Society.

Photograph by Peter Palmer, Historical Society member.

Mamie Exhibition

Mamie Exhibition

  • Where: Heritage House Cultural Centre, 111 Mill Point Road, South Perth
  • When: until end of May 2015
  • Cost: FREE

Gallery opening hours:

  • Fridays: 10 am – 4 pm
  • Saturdays: 1 pm – 4 pm
  • Sundays: 1 pm – 4 pm

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…

 

Spotted: historic images on street banners!

Have you seen the new banners that have started popping up around the
City of South Perth this week?

These interesting banners were spotted along Labouchere Road and Mill Point Road
this morning….

Mill Point Road

Labouchere Road

Labouchere Road

Labouchere Road

Wondering what it’s all about? All will be revealed….. soon!

 

It’s 1898 and I need to collect my mail!

Did you know that the first post and telegraph office in South Perth operated out of a room at the foot of the stairs in the Windsor Hotel?

The office began operating on 7 November 1898 (the same day that the Windsor officially opened for trade) and continuted to operate until the Post Office on the corner of Mends Street and Mill Point Road was constructed in 1900.