Perth, WA : City of Perth | 2003.
’Beautiful Perth by the Swan, sweet Perth nestling in the shadow of Mount Eliza, dear Perth with blue vistas and generous spaces, was surely destined for something more than great monuments in bricks and mortar and unimaginative citizens who grope dimly throught their mediocre lives to end up amongst the richest men in the cemetery…’
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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 385-395) and index.
Maps on lining papers.
Bibliography: p. 385-395.
xv, 403 p. : ill. (some col.), facsims., maps, ports. ; 27 cm.
Dewey Call Number
Museum Call Number
Perth (W.A. : Municipality) -- Buildings.
Perth (W.A. : Municipality). Council.
Manners and customs.
Western Australia -- Perth.
Perth (W.A.) -- History.
Perth (W.A.) -- Social life and customs.
City planning -- Western Australia -- Perth.
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