As part of Open House Perth, iconic destinations around Perth open their doors to the public for touring free of charge over the course of a two-day weekend. This is an exciting opportunity to explore some really great spaces in W.A.
This year Open House Perth has incorporated some of South Perth’s most iconic locations in its 2014 program.
Open House Perth will take place on Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 November 2014.
Visit the pages below for some of South Perth’s featured destinations and a bit of background information:
The City of South Perth Historical Society will be hosting the Open House events at Heritage House Cultural Centre, Old Mill Theatre and South Perth Bowling Club. Visit those spaces on November 1-2 to see the Society in action!
Happy anniversary to the following very very important aspects of South Perth’s history! (There are so many more that we could celebrate but I thought I would just give you a snippet!)
- On 9 June 1892, the South Perth Road Board was formed by taking its ‘suburban’ areas from the City of Perth.
- The South Perth Road Board met for the first time on 19 September 1892.
- South Perth became a municipality on 21 February 1902.
- On 1 March 1912, the management of the Mends Street to Perth ferry service came under the WA Government.
- South Perth became a road district on 1 March 1922.
- On 5 August 1922, the East Perth – South Perth tram line (terminating Angelo Street & Labouchere Road) opened.
- The opening of St Columba’s Church, Forrest Street, South Perth.
- Canning Road (fmr Fremantle Road) became Canning Highway.
- On 19 September 1952, the new Perth Causeway was completed.
- Southcare was established in Manning.
- On 9 May 1982 the Mt Henry Bridge opened.