Perth Then and Now

Join Richard Offen as he talks about the book Perth Then and Now, where past and present images have been laid side by side to reveal this fascinating city, and hear how this wonderful book came about.

Perth Then and Now accurately matches historic photographs of the city with specially commissioned contemporary views that show how each site looks today. With an Aboriginal history going back over 40,000 years, Perth ranks amongst the oldest places on earth with near continuous human habitation. The modern city came into being in 1829 with the formation of the Swan River Colony.

As with many cities around the world, Perth witnessed the destruction of many older buildings during the last quarter of the 20th century, but has now learned to respect its heritage, resulting in some spectacular and imaginative adaptive reuses of older buildings.

Past and present are laid side by side in this fascinating visual tour around the capital of Western Australia. Sites include: Crawley Baths, Narrows Bridge, King’s Park, Cottesloe Beach, His Majesty’s Theatre, Piccadilly Arcade, Town Hall, GPO Building, Central Arcade, St Mary’s Cathedral, Matilda Bay, Horseshoe Bridge, Swan Brewery.

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102 Boas Avenue, Joondalup, Western Australia

The Joondalup Library is located on the corner of Boas Avenue and Lakeside Drive



Entry fees:
Adults $2, Children $2, Concession $2
Prebooking required
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you need to know:
There is limited free parking available at Joondalup Library, however there is plenty of paid parking for $1.80 per hour.