1833 A Mill was Built and Ferry
across the Swan River via the narrows was established.
1850s Further Development -The Causeway -Canning Bridge.
The area was further surveyed and lots allocated to pensioners.
1858 South Perth Officially Marked on Maps
and some roads had been constructed.
1860s Dairying, Timber Cutting and Market Gardens were the only viable pursuit.
1880s Chinese Market Gardens
established along the foreshore between Mill Point Road and the Swan River.
1880s South Perth Land Boom
coincided with the discovery of gold in the Kimberleys saw an appreciable growth in the number residents. Several of Perth's more substantial citizens saw South Perth as a peaceful and tranquil suburb.
1893 Gold Discovered in Kalgoolie.
A number of Chinese who were unable to take up Miners rights in the goldfields for racial reasons joined the market gardens in South Perth. The Chinese worked hard and grew good quality fruit and vegetables.
1898 South Perth Population was about 400
with many elegant homes. The Zoological Gardens and Royal Perth Golf Club were opened in 1898.
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