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Perth South Region Local History

The history of the area now known as South Perth before permanent European settlement was broadly similar to the rest of what became the Swan River Colony. The region was inhabited by peoples of the Noongar tribes. The Dutch expedition commanded by Willem de Vlaming in 1697 was the first to discover the major river and noted the presence of black swans on the river. They named it the Swan River.

1831 Unofficially Known as South Perth

but relatively untouched. By 1831 the land along the river frontage had been allocated amongst seven people and the land was partially used for agriculture and dairy farms.

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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