In 1962 a lone astronaut orbiting the earth sighted a small cluster of lights on the dark silhouette of Australia’s western coastline – a token of friendship from the people of Perth that prompted the world’s media to dub this isolated provincial outpost the ‘City of Light’.
City of Light expands this metaphor by shedding new light on the social history of Perth since the 1950s. Its focus is the city centre and the events that unfolded there.
Includes photos of East Perth Power Station, cartoon pre building of Beatty Park Aquatic Centre, Empire and Commonwealth Games, Royal visits, velodrome, East Perth.
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