"Third Swamp" continued to be the main campsite for the remaining Nyoongar people in the Perth Region. It was also used by travellers, and homeless people. And later in the 1890s gold rush days by miners en route to the goldfields.
1855-1883 Lakes Were Drained
and settlement increased to the north of Perth.
1871 The Muncipalities Act
established Perth and seven other towns from which municipalitles levied rates while local Road Districts were financed exclusively from government grants.
1881 Fremantle to Guildford rail line
was completed and residential development progressed. Highgate began to develop the Woodville Estate aka North Perth was opened in 1890.
1881 Thomas Farmer,
had arrived in Perth in 1829 as a young boy, purchased a large lot called Swan Location 653.
1897 Leederville Population
reached more than 1,000 and it's municipal area was divided into three wards, north, south and central.
1898 Thomas Farmer's heirs sold
Lot 653 to property developers and the first subdivisions began creating the iconic area of Angove Street and surrounds.
1890s-1900s Much of Vincent's rich heritage originates
from this era when many community buildings were established, including the North Perth district school (now North Perth Primary) Highgate Primary School, Leederville and Brisbane St post offices, North Perth police station, Brisbane and Queens hotels, and North Perth Town Hall and the Redemptorist Monastery.
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