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Cannington

Cannington is a major suburb of Perth in the south-eastern corridor straddling the Albany Highway. The locality is named after the nearby Canning River. Westfield Carousel is a significant local feature. Mr William Lacey Gibbs owned most of this area from 1860 to 1883. In those days, Cannington and Beckenham were known as Waverley. This name persists in a number of local businesses today. The old Waverley Hotel was demolished in 1968


 
 
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Cannington - Railway Station

Quite an attractive station by modern standards. The rail lines are up above. The station design provides an under-track walkway which affords public access to both sides of the tracks without having to physically cross them. January 2012. Photos Ref: CANN001

 

Cannington - City of Canning

The City of Canning buildings in the heart of Cannington. The fountain and lake full of water birds in the park adds admirably to the vista. August 2013. Photos Ref: CANN002

 

Cannington - Old Hall

The old Cannington Hall on Albany Highway was constructed in 1926. August 2013. Photos Ref: CANN003

 

Cannington - Albany Highway

A view south down Albany Highway from around about where the old Cannington Hall stands. August 2013. Photos Ref: CANN004

 

Cannington - Old Fire Station

How about this for a great place to live? The old Cannington Fire Station neatly converted into a fine home. This is on a side street, off the highway. October 2013. Photos Ref: CANN005

 

Cannington - Agricultural Society

The Cannington Show Grounds on the corner of Albany Highway and Station Street. The dog track is just behind. There are a number of halls and buildings in here, including this one, the Canning Agricultural, Horticultural and Recreational Society building. October 2013. Photos Ref: CANN006

 

Cannington - Greyhound Racing Grandstand

The name Cannington has long been synonymous with greyhound racing. Thankfully, neither the city nor this fine track has gone to the dogs. Here is a view of the grandstand and grassed spectator area. October 2013. Photos Ref: CANN007

 

Cannington - Greyhound Racing Track

Part of the track at the Cannington Central Greyhound Racing complex. October 2013. Photos Ref: CANN008

 

Cannington - Greyhound Racing Starter Box

White roses form a pleasant barrier between track and viewing area. This is the dog starter box. At the rear are a couple of old railway vans. October 2013. Photos Ref: CANN009

 

Cannington - Greyhound Racing Winners

Winners are grinners. The winner in this case is probably muzzled and can't grin much at all but it does get to stand in the centre of this podium and accept due applause. Second and third on either side. This is in front of the grandstand. October 2013. Photos Ref: CANN010

 

Cannington - Woodloes Homestead

Woodloes Homestead is on Woodloes Street, down by the Canning River. This was built in 1874 as the home for timber merchant, Francis Bird. It was opened to the public as a folk museum in 1978 after renovations. It's open on Sunday afternoons. Entry by donation, approx $2 for adults and $1 for children. October 2013. Photos Ref: CANN011

 

Cannington - Woodloes Church

Just behind the Woodloes Homestead is this church known as "Church with Chimney". It is a replica of the 1890 original church on Albany Highway which had to be removed due to road widening. Materials from the original church were used in this reconstruction. October 2013. Photos Ref: CANN012

 

Cannington - Canning River

Running behind Marriamup and Woodloes Streets is the Canning River which is in fine flow today after good winter and early spring rains. October 2013. Photos Ref: CANN013


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