Courtesy of the Library & Information Service of Western Australia (LISWA) (link) – An artist’s impression in the Western Mail (one of Perth’s several dailies in times past) in their 1929 centenary issue as to what Perth would look like 23 years from now:


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  1. Matthew says:


    I’ve seen this one before – notice the elegant Narrows Bridge, built many years afterwards, I think Premier John Tonkin’s time, only it looks as if he used a much cheaper budget!

    Also interesting is the huge amount of public open space, broad fields in the horizon. I suppose any environmental activist in Perth will tell you that’s what they’d like to see, but up to now it’s hard enough to find parking space, let alone walk through gum-tree lined East Perth and deport at the wilderness of Subiaco to the left of the CBD (as depicted by the dreamer). All concrete and clay these days, as anyone from Perth will tell you!

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