Transcription of the the minute books of the Perth City Council between 1858-1875
Wherein, I solve a mystery no-one had ever considered had been a mystery before and correct the historical record on a minor fact that — in the grand scheme of things — is completely irrelevant. This is the earliest dated confirmation in the press that the United Service Tavern in Perth was now under the… Continue reading Locating the United Service Tavern
The story of the original United Service Hotel & Tavern Perth Allotment L3 was originally gifted to colonial merchant and all-round important person George Leake, by virtue of him already having a lot of money. He swiftly on-sold it to a consortium consisting of a Portuguese boatman named Joseph Moore and a Mrs Hodges. Moore… Continue reading Rank Hypocrisy
Restoration of the Dyson Grave in East Perth Cemetery has begun.
Snarky commentary to come later. Meanwhile, here are the pictures.
Or, what you do when you are single, don’t smoke, don’t like alcohol very much, and are stuck in a remote location on your own after working hours in the pre-COVID19 era….
Watch this space, but stay hydrated and don’t forget to sleep occasionally.
During the early 1840s, Western Australia experienced its first modern economic boom. This both contributed to and was fed by a sudden expansion in the white settler population. Between 1837 and 1843 the European population doubled. While that sounds impressive, consider this: The total population in 1837 was only 2,025 men, women and children. There… Continue reading Boom time.
The unspeakable horror of Canning Bridge
On the pavements of around where I live in a southern suburb of Perth in Western Australia, are many concrete slabs of various shapes, sizes, and marked with various esoteric designs. Show me anything with two or more variations on a basic pattern of anything and I’m going to want to understand why, or more probably make a collection of it