Boom time.

L'Orient, oops!

During the early 1840’s, Western Australia experienced it’s first economic boom. This was both contributed to and was fed by a sudden expansion in the settler population. Between 1837 and 1843 the European population in the colony increased by over 50% — The settler population doubled. While that may sound impressive, consider this: The total… Continue reading Boom time.

“The Poste Restante”

By 1937 the old Perth GPO building was occupied by the Treasury Department. This was also the year Joseph Dyson junior died.

The fairly grand former General Post Office building on the corner of St Georges Terrace and Barrack street, the the exact site of which had once been the original soldier’s barracks for Perth, Western Australia.