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East Perth

East Perth sits to the east of the city. The locality name is simply a descriptive term of the area being east of the City of Perth. This name has been in common use since the 1880's but it did not become a suburb officially until 1954. The area is bounded from Perth by Hill Street, Lord Street and East Parade. Part of the area is sometimes called Claisebrook. Claise Brook was a small local water course. The original creek has since disappeared


 
 
 
 
 

East Perth - Claisebrook Cove Apartments

Apartments on the reconstituted Claise Brook Cove in East Perth. This area is a far cry from its run down status just a few decades ago. This area is fairly typical of inner city redevelopment in so many cities. Local roads are set with up-market apartments. Underground power has permitted street trees to flourish, the greenery providing welcome shade and enhancing the appeal and intimacy of the area. December 2014. Photos Ref: EPTH001

 

East Perth - Claisebrook Cove Partisan Restaurant

The Partisan Restaurant and its neighbour on the right are really well patronised this Sunday afternoon. December 2014. Photos Ref: EPTH002

 

East Perth - Claisebrook Cove Head

This is the head of the Claise Brook Cove inlet. An artificial stream runs into the inlet. The Cove was officially opened jointly by Paul Keating, Prime Minister, and Richard Court, Premier of Western Australia, on 10th October, 1995. A small bridge crosses the foreground stream. Beyond are apartment buildings on the north side of the cove. December 2014. Photos Ref: EPTH003

 

East Perth - Claisebrook Cove Bridge

The brook running into the inlet originates at the artificial Claisebrook Lake which is adjacent to the aptly named Brook Street. The stream follows the original Clause's Brook water course. The fresh water stream was fed from lakes formerly in the Northbridge area. Later the brook became known as the Claisebrook Drain, which was unfortunately used as one, and thus became heavily polluted with toxic discharges from local industry in the early 1900's. December 2014. Photos Ref: EPTH004

 

East Perth - Claisebrook Cove Boat and Statue

A boat and statue adorn part of the northern bank of the Claise Brook Cove. December 2014. Photos Ref: EPTH005

 

East Perth - Claisebrook Cove Apartments

Apartments on the north side of the Cove and a section of the bridge which leads over to Victoria Gardens. December 2014. Photos Ref: EPTH006

 

East Perth - Claisebrook Cove and Swan River

Where the Claise Brook inlet meets the Swan River. This section of land is the northern head. December 2014. Photos Ref: EPTH007

 

East Perth - Claisebrook Cove Charnock Woman Mosaic

Adjacent to Victoria Gardens is the Charnock Woman Mosaic. You see part of it set in the ground. Channels cut in the stone on the far wall mark sun-rise points from winter through to summer solstice, a total distance of perhaps 30 degrees. December 2014. Photos Ref: EPTH008

 

East Perth - Claisebrook Cove Bridge

Looking across the bridge from the northern side of the cove over towards Victoria Gardens. December 2014. Photos Ref: EPTH009

 

East Perth - Claisebrook Cove Love Locks

At each end of the bridge people are invited to hang their love locks on the fence. These are supposed to signify the everlasting love of a couple. The custom is thought to have originated in China. It is a popular practice in Paris but to some, endless rows of rusty old locks, is an irritating eyesore. December 2014. Photos Ref: EPTH010

 

East Perth - View to Stadium

Looking down to the mouth of the Claise Brook and the Swan River. There used to be a green golf course over on the other side. Now there is the nearly completed Perth Stadium. A blotch on the landscape or something to behold? I wonder what the locals think? June 2017. Photos Ref: EPTH011

 

East Perth - Stadium Bridge Construction

Construction of a foot bridge is in progress linking East Perth to the new Perth Stadium precinct. The supports are built and all that remains is the bridge itself to be placed. I can't see too many footy fans tripping across in foul winter weather but it will be a boon to any fair weather walkers or cyclists wanting to get over to Burswood or back this way. June 2017. Photos Ref: EPTH012

 

East Perth - Gloucester Park

On Waterloo Crescent here is the front entrance of Gloucester Park trotting track. These gates were constructed in 1929. The track took years to build due to escalating costs mostly associated with redeveloping this inhospitable area of Perth, swamp land blighted with mosquitoes. To exacerbate the problem, the site was used as a city rubbish dump between 1917 to 1920. March 2008. Photos Ref: EPTH013

 

East Perth - Gloucester Park

A view of part of the Gloucester Park track and facilities. You can see the WACA in the background. Prior to the completion of the course, trotting events were held variously at the Royal Show (Claremont Showgrounds), Belmont Park and the WACA. The Trotting Association was formed in 1910. March 2008. Photos Ref: EPTH014

 

East Perth - Gloucester Park

Another aspect of Gloucester Park this time showing more of the track. Originally called Brennan Park after WATA President James Brennan, the name was changed to Gloucester Park (despite public outrage) to commemorate the marriage of the Duke of Gloucester (who attended the track in 1934) in 1935. The Duke later became Governor General of Australia (1945-1947). March 2008. Photos Ref: EPTH015

 

East Perth - The WACA

The Western Australia Cricket Association ground. This is perhaps the only mechanical scoreboard still in use in a cricket ground in Australia used for test matches. The names on the left surely represent the most eminent cricketers Western Australian has thus far produced. Batsman Number 1, in the centre, is Justin Langer, not out on on 111. March 2008. Photos Ref: EPTH016

 

East Perth - The WACA

Looking across the velvet green of the track. The Prindeville Stand is behind us. Over there is the Lillee-Marsh Stand. This is the day of Perth -v- Scarborough grade cricket final and one of those batsmen is Justin Langer. March 2008. Photos Ref: EPTH017

 

East Perth - The WACA

The Lillee-Marsh stand taken from round near the scoreboard. 22 March 2008. Photos Ref: EPTH018

 

East Perth - Hanson Cement Works

Hanson Cement Works in East Perth. This is on the northern side of the Graham Farmer Freeway. Photo - 2008. Photos Ref: EPTH019

 

East Perth - Graham Farmer Freeway Portal

In East Perth next to Claisebrook railway station is the eastern portal of the Graham Farmer Freeway. 2008. Photos Ref: EPTH020

 

East Perth - Claisebrook Railway Depot

The entrance to the Claisebrook railway depot. This is where Westrail houses electric sets which run on the Fremantle, Midland and Armadale lines. Photo - 2008. Photos Ref: EPTH021

 

East Perth - Apartments on Fielder Street

Very colourful modern apartments in Fielder Street. Not so many years ago this area was described as very "working class". Now it's very up-market. 2008. Photos Ref: EPTH022

 

East Perth - Media and Arts Building

The Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance building at 123 Claisebrook Road. This was constructed in 1890 and the State Heritage listing simply describes it as a shop and residence. October 2008. Photos Ref: EPTH023

 

East Perth - Old Power Station

A view of the old East Perth power station taken from down near the Swan River. A government restoration project is underway with the goal of this place one day becoming a museum. March 2009. Photos Ref: EPTH024

 

East Perth - Old Power Station

Another view of the old power station and one which is familiar to motorists on the Graham Farmer Freeway heading south. You can see evidence of restoration work being done. December 2014 update - I don't think much work has been done on this site in the last 5 years. March 2009. Photos Ref: EPTH025

 

East Perth - Windan Bridge

Underneath the Windan Bridge. A few people fishing today - it's a good peaceful spot. I wonder what they're catching? Actually, as you can see, there are really two bridges. The road bridge on the left in called Windan. The rail bridge on the right is called Goongoonup. March 2009. Photos Ref: EPTH026

 

East Perth - Windan Bridge

Another aspect of the Windan Bridge. Looking east on the north side of the bridge. People can walk or cycle across the bridge to Belmont Park, Burswood and beyond. On the other side you can do the same under the Goongoonup Bridge, March 2009. Photos Ref: EPTH027

 

East Perth - Perth Terminal

This is the main Perth Terminal building. It was purpose built in the late 1960's for the Trans Continental train, and later the Indian Pacific. It was early in 1970 that the first Indian Pacific, coming direct from Sydney, arrived here. September 2010. Photos Ref: EPTH028

 

East Perth - Perth Terminal Main Entrance

The main entrance to the Terminal from the platform. Inside is the ticket office and baggage check in etc, along with a few shops including a restaurant, and some early railway memorabilia and modern rail exhibits. September 2010. Photos Ref: EPTH029

 

East Perth - Perth Terminal Steam Locomotive Bakewell

Steam engine S542 "Bakewell" plinthed at the Perth Terminal. The 'S' series locomotives were known as the Mountain Class and thus named Greenmount, Bakewell, Dale, Bruce, Brockman, Lindsay, Hallowell, Egerton, Gardner and Hardie. As far as I know, only this and Greenmount at the Bassendean Rail Museum, are the only two remaining. September 2010. Photos Ref: EPTH030

 

East Perth - Perth Terminal The Prospector

The Prospector waits at Perth Terminal for its 2.15pm departure for Kalgoorlie. This service takes 6 hours and 35 minutes to reach Kalgoorlie. March 2008. Photos Ref: EPTH031

 

East Perth

On Bronte Street East Perth is a pioneer cemetery and church. At one stage urban extension threatened but luckily this place is now Heritage protected. This church is St Batholemew's Anglican. Originally a burial chapel established very soon after the 1829 Perth settlement, it became the parish church in 1888. In 1900 the church was extended (different brick styles can be seen in the western wall). The church was consecrated by the first Bishop of Perth, Mathew Hale, on 16th February 1871. Photo - December 2012. Photos Ref: EPTH032

 

East Perth - Pioneer Cemetery Grave

One of the many pioneer graves in the cemetery. The earliest marked grave is of someone who died as early as 1830. There are many well known West Australian names on the headstones. Despite the fact that the church here is Anglican, the cemetery is multi-denominational and as such has separate areas for the various creeds. December 2012. Photos Ref: EPTH033

 

East Perth - Dilhorn Heritage Mansion

Dilhorn House located on the corner of Lord and Bulwer Streets. This was constructed in 1897 for Mr William Loton, merchant, mayor and state politician. It remained in the Loton family until 1927. In 1952 the government purchased the property for Army use. Later it became an Army Museum. In 2001 a private buyer took over the property. Mr Loton sold a parcel of land to the Government in 1904 on which now stands Perth Oval (now NIB Stadium). October 2012. Photos Ref: EPTH034

 

East Perth - Original Railway Station

The old East Perth railway station building, later known as Claisebrook, now in Whiteman Park. To the left is the old Subiaco station building complete with the elevated signal box. Photos Ref: EPTH035

 

East Perth - Perth Oval

Perth Oval, within the City of Vincent, used to be the home ground of East Perth Football Club until it relocated to Leederville Oval. The oval and gates were built sometime after 1904. The ground used to be known as Loton Park, named after Perth Mayor William Loton (1901-1902), who used to own this land as well as Dilhorn House. July 2013. Photos Ref: EPTH036

 

East Perth - Perth Oval

Inside of Perth Oval, this is the rear of the Frederick Book Stand, built in 1956. Mr Book was a long-standing East Perth Football Club administrator. Indeed he served the club for 45 years (1928 - 1973). During that time, he spent 20 years as President. July 2013. Photos Ref: EPTH037

 

East Perth - Perth Oval

These days Perth Oval is known as NIB Stadium and is home to two other football codes. These are soccer (Perth Glory) and Rugby League (West Coast Pirates) The ground has recently had these grandstands constructed and the whole place looks truly magnificent. July 2013. Photos Ref: EPTH038


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