Posts tagged Perth
Posts tagged Perth
Left image: native WA Sheoak Allocasuarina - (l) is after 20+ years on a Trust roof, (r) an unused shingle.
Right image: non-native Western Red Cedar Thuja plicata - (l) is after 20+ years on a Trust roof, (r) an unused shingle.
The deterioration of the non-native timber is very pronounced; it is both brittle and bowed. W.A’s harsh climate in action.
Perth Entertainment Centre
Susanna Smithers’ Grave lies near West Swan Road, Henley Brook. Swan Location F was purchased by William Smithers in 1832. William and his wife Susanna arrived in the colony in 1829 aboard Peel’s chartered ship Gilmour. Smithers subdivided his land into four separate lots, keeping one 20 acre lot for himself which he named ‘Albion Town’. Susanna was buried at ‘Albion Town’ in 1839.
The grave is marked by a single piece of slate, measuring 5ft by 3ft., and brought to the Swan River Colony from Cape Town. The lettering of the inscription is finely executed and demonstrates the standard of craftsmanship of the period. The grave is surrounded by an iron railing and lies among orchards and open paddocks.
The lawns at Tranby are a lovely place to sit and relax in summertime. The Trust will be holding our annual Christmas Carol evening on the 21st of December, at 7pm. Everyone is welcome to come along, to bring a rug (or chairs) and picnic, or to purchase light refreshments from the Peninsula Tea Gardens. By the Swan River on Johnson Road, Maylands, Tranby is a beautiful place to enjoy Christmas festivities.
babybirch: Old pianos on a property just outside of York, a town about 100km out of Perth.
"The project began with composer and musician Ross Bolleter, who works solely with ruined pianos; instruments that are anywhere between the first and final stages of decay…Though they are left to decompose naturally, the pianos are still used to perform; Bolleter visits for spontaneous concerts, tourists discover the sanctuary and improvise, and Penny and Kim tap the keys and pluck the strings as they wander past.”
Photos by Chloe Papas.
Salvador, top left, looked a bit nervous as Gina, top right, got ready to sculpt his No Shave November beard, but there was no blood shed. The Trust raised a few hundred dollars in “Movember” 2013, with staff bidding on what end of month mustache styling each participant would sport for the final work day of Movember.
Woodbridge - The attractive NTWA site on the banks of the Swan River, just east of the historic town of Guildford, was originally taken up by the colony’s first Governor, Captain James Stirling. By 1831, he had built a cottage there, a retreat from Government House. Today, Woodbridge is open to the public, and also features a cafe, in what was the old stables. It’s particularly beautiful in spring, i.e. now. Opening hours etc can be found here.
This promotional card, produced by the Trust, shows Harper family members who joined the Light Horse regiment in World War One, in front of the Great Sphinx of Giza, in Egypt. Visit Woodbridge to learn more.
Come along to Christmas carols at the NTWA’s Tranby - beside the Swan River, close to the CBD.
NTWA staff Timothy Mettam, Michael Evans, Marlise Dossin & Matthew Vince recently traveled along the Golden Pipeline - Goldfields Water Supply Scheme; built by CY O’Connor, the pipeline transports water from Mundaring to Kalgoorlie, and it’s interpretation is a special interpretation project of the The National Trust of Australia (WA). The bottom photograph shows the historical No 1 Kalgoorlie tank estimated to contain only 1 day’s supply of water for Kalgoorlie.