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The City of South Perth is a local government area in the inner southern suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth about 4 kilometres south of Perth's central business district. Wikipedia

Area: 19.8 km²











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South Perth is a residential suburb 3 kilometres (2 mi) south of the central business district of Perth, the capital of Western Australia, which adjoins the southern shore of Perth Water on the Swan River. The suburb adjoins two major arterial roads—Canning Highway and the Kwinana Freeway—and is within the City of South Perth local government area.









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From Mends Street Jetty
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Name / URLTheme / CultureDistance from JettyComment yy.mm.dd
RAC Intellibus Hub driverless mini bus shuttle East of Mends to Old Mill at narrows East: 300m 3.5km shutte along the Esplanade  
The Peninsula Riverside Serviced Apartments Accom: 71 serviced apartments on river, push bike hire station S.West 250m  2019.04.23 visited bikes - nice staff hospitality is the key.. horah 
Quest South Perth Foreshore Accom: 90 serviced apartments S.West 180m with 24/7 super deli 2019.03.25 drafted - multiple calls/emails no response OBVIOUS SERVICE ISSUES 
Funcats Activity: boat hire (sails)  E: 1km walk along river before Coode St Jetty 2019.03 open daily in summer months 
Scented Gardens Gardens, Playground, BBQ area, Wetlands Walk E: 500m walk along river, Car Park, river observation deck, scented gardens, BBQ, playground, Toilets, wetlands nature walk 2019.03 virtual tour completed 
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From Mill Point Swan River
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Name and URLTheme / FeatureDistance from Bridgedate yy.mm comment
WA Tourism Master Index WA Tourism   
Mill Point Reserve Reserve including boat ramp, parking, toilets, cycle paths SW 100m  
Mill Point Swan River Recreational zone South side Narrows Bridge S 150m South side of bridge  
Spinway bike station - Peninsula Bicycle hire: many cycle tracks E: 800m at reception fo Peninsula serviced apartments  
Old Mill South Perth Heritage site: mill and homestead SE 150m car parking, donation entrance 2019.04 dedicated tour 
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Coode Street Jetty 


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History






The history of the area now known as South Perth before permanent European settlement was broadly similar to that in other parts of what became the Swan River Colony. The area was probably inhabited by peoples of the Noongar tribes, and they had little contact with other peoples. Early Dutch and French explorers reported their presence, but no recorded contact was made. No contact is known to have been made with travellers from any other country. The Dutch expedition commanded by Willem de Vlaming in 1697 was the first to discover the major river and note the presence of black swans on the river. They named it the Swan River.

Early European settlement


1845 map of South Perth by A Hillman

After the permanent settlement of the British and the establishment of the Swan River Colony, most development tended to take place north rather than south of the Swan River in the town of Perth and also in Fremantle, the port suburb. The area was already unofficially known as "South Perth" but was relatively untouched. By 1831, the land along the river frontage had been allocated amongst seven people, and the land was being partially used for agriculture and dairy farms. A mill was built in 1833 and a ferry across the Swan river via the Narrows was established.

Established settlement

There was some conflict between the European settlers and Indigenous Australians, in which one of the leaders was a chief known as Yagan. After his death, local leadership went to a chief variously known as Galute or Kalyute. He led further resistance, but this was countered by a punitive expedition, which resulted in the deaths of fifteen Aboriginal people and the end of organised resistance.

By the 1850s, there was some further development of the area, with more ferry connections and the construction of the Causeway and the Canning Bridge. The area was further surveyed and lots allocated to pensioners. By 1858, the area was officially marked on maps as "South Perth" and some roads had been constructed.

The 1860s saw the realisation that large-scale farming in the district had no future, although dairying, timber cutting and vegetable growing continued. By the 1880s, a number of Chinese gardeners had arrived and they set up market gardens on land on the foreshore, between Suburban Road (now Mill Point Road) and the Swan River. After the discovery of gold in Kalgoorlie in 1893, a number of Chinese, who had been unable to take up Miners Rights in the goldfields for racial reasons, joined them in South Perth. The Chinese worked very hard and grew good quality fruit and vegetables, which the local population were happy to buy. In the 1920s, the Chinese started to market their produce to the wider population of Perth via the James Street markets. The Chinese market gardens successfully operated for many years, despite many attempts by local authorities to serve them with notices alleging uncleanliness or health hazards. They lasted until the 1950s before they were dismantled.

With the help of convict labour, the district received more settlement and better roads. Nevertheless, the South Perth area still had a small population.



The 1880s South Perth land boom

The real estate boom of the 1880s, which coincided with the discovery of gold in the Kimberley saw a slow but appreciable growth in the number of residents. Several of Perth's more substantial citizens saw South Perth as a peaceful and tranquil suburb, and by the end of the 1890s, the population was about 400, with many elegant homes. The Zoological Gardens and the Royal Perth Golf Club were opened in 1898 and the area became popular with tourists from the town of Perth across the river.




SOUTH PERTH HISTORICAL THEMATIC FRAMEWORK:  39 pages 


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Tour zones WA

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Zone and URLTheme FeaturesDate Comment
Mill Point Swan river: 1.5km South Major Icons: 1st bridge to city in 1960, many interesting Icons and history  2019.02 10 items within 1km reach 
Rottnest Island 6km sq Island 12 km West from mainland 2019.02 5 items major icons  
South Perth Mends St Jetty: 2km South Riverside, Zoo, parks F&D 2019.02 15 items 
Elizabeth Quay: Perth foreshore Perth riverfront - all major Icons 2019.02 20 items major value 
Kings Park: 1km West 16 sq kms of Botanical gardens bushland, mountain views across the city and Swan river  2019.02 20 items up to date 
Como Riverside: outdoors / biking 2019.05.13 drafted 
Claisebrook Cove Waterside inlet, Park, Bridge, Food and Drink  
Rockingham Attractions with Viator tripadvisor search 2019.02 viator attractions only 
Fremantle Port, heritage Icons, ferry to Rottnest 2019.02 9 items in progress 
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Places visited


Event date / locationEvent typeTitle / summaryVenue / hostPublication link
2019.05.20 Kings Park Google Mapping Nature Path: Map it, video it  Speargrass path Pending 
2019.05.14 South Perth Bike Hire station just another day in WA Spinway bike hire station @ Peninsula fbk group WA Tourism: pic - vid 
2019.05.12 - Como Google SV step inside Como Beach Jetty  
2019.05.12 Crawley Google SV -> STEP INSIDE most popular Swan river Icon Blue Boat House  
2019.05.10 Burswood F&D lunch Optus Stadium  City View Cafe fbk page Central - vid - pics 
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