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Dalkeith

Dalkeith is situated south of Nedlands and is bounded by the Swan River to its south. The suburb contains some of the most expensive real estate in Australia. Mr Adam Armstrong acquired this 320 acre parcel of land in 1831. He constructed a cottage on the land in 1833 for his family and called it Dalkeith Cottage. Mr Armstrong was previously manager of the Earl of Dalkeith's property in Scotland. The Aboriginal name for the area was Katamboordup


 
 
   
 
 

Dalkeith - Waratah Avenue Shops

This is the major shopping/business area of Dalkeith on Waratah Avenue. A grand mock-Tudor style complex that looks very imposing. This wing, housing a real estate agency, protrudes towards the road. January 2011. Photos Ref: DALK001

 

Dalkeith - Waratah Avenue Shops

A view of the main shopping building taken from next to the real estate agency wing. January 2011. Photos Ref: DALK002

 

Dalkeith - Waratah Avenue Shops

Another view of the shopping centre, this time from the western end. You can see the "real estate agency" wing in the distance. January 2011. Photos Ref: DALK003

 

Dalkeith - Waratah Avenue Shops

The post office and chemist's shop look really attractive, right at the west end of the shopping centre.  January 2011. Photos Ref: DALK004

 

Dalkeith - Waratah Avenue Garage

Rather swish looking and "unbranded" service station on Waratah Avenue. I took a photo here only 4 weeks ago and it had petrol pumps. Today they've gone! January 2011. Photos Ref: DALK005

 

Dalkeith - Village Cinema

This used to the Village Cinema on Waratah Avenue. When I say "used to be", it doesn't look much like a functioning cinema to me anymore even though the sign on the front says "Revue". January 2011. Photos Ref: DALK006

 

Dalkeith - Council Facilities

A little to the west of the Revue Cinema, on Waratah Avenue, is the Dalkeith Hall and local Community Care Centre. January 2011. Photos Ref: DALK007

 

Dalkeith - Church

The Carmel of the Most Holy Trinity is on Adelma Road, and another fine looking church. The Foundation Stone was laid the His Grace Most Rev. R. Prendiville, Archbishop of Perth, on 15th October 1936. January 2011. Photos Ref: DALK008

 

Dalkeith - Mason Gardens

This is Mason Gardens, on the corner of Adelma Road and Kathryn Crescent. The central lake has dried up (alas, like just about every other small local lake in Perth). In this picture is an amazing stand of giant bamboo fronted by that intriguing single chair. The chair is inscribed thus: "One Is For You Alone". Perhaps placed here for passers by to sit and peacefully reflect on life in the shadows of the bamboo. I did. January 2011. Photos Ref: DALK009

 

Dalkeith - St Lawrence's Church

St Lawrence's Church in Dalkeith. The Foundation Stone was laid by Governor Sir Charles Gardiner on 28th April 1957, and consecrated by Archbishop Moline on 15th September 1957. December 2010. Photos Ref: DALK010

 

Dalkeith - Swan River

Off Jutland Parade there are a few of these cul-de-sacs running down towards the river mainly to provide road access to homes. "No through road - No river access". The bank down to the river is steep! Lovely leafy vista down the street with a glimpse of the river and Attadale on the far bank. December 2010. Photos Ref: DALK011

 

Dalkeith - Point Resolution

Point Resolution is the southern tip of the Dalkeith peninsular. An agreeable park and recreation ground. This view looks over the river towards Mosman Park. December 2010. Photos Ref: DALK012

 

Dalkeith - Riverfront Houses

The shoreline of Dalkeith seen from a Captain Cook cruise boat en route from Perth to Fremantle. October 2010. Photos Ref: DALK013


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