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Floreat Park

Floreat park is a western suburb adjacent to Perry Lakes and Reabold Hill and about 5 kms from the city centre. This area was known for many years as Lime Kilns Estate. The name Floreat (let it flourish) was adopted as a result of a suggestion by Mr W. E. Bold, Perth Town Clerk.  He is perhaps more remembered through the name of Bold Park. Lime Kilns Estate, an area of approximately 1,300 acres, extended all the way west to where City Beach is now


Floreat Park - Floreat Forum

Floreat Forum was the first suburban shopping centre in metropolitan Perth. It was built in the 1960's and has undergone a few face lifts and changes since then. September 2012. Photos Ref: FLOR001


Floreat Park - Hotel

On this site was the old Floreat Hotel - a barn-style affair where patrons queued several deep at the bar to buy their jugs of beer. Like the Forum, the hotel has undergone changes over the years and is, in fact, closed right now for more renovations. September 2010. Photos Ref: FLOR002


Floreat Park - Library

Adjacent to the Floreat Forum is the Town of Cambridge library and civic offices. They face on to The Boulevard. September 2010. Photos Ref: FLOR003


Floreat Park - Library

The rear (or Forum end) of the Floreat Library viewed from around the outside shops at the western end of the Forum. September 2012. Photos Ref: FLOR004


Floreat Park - Perry Lakes

Many former wetlands around Perth have dried up and Perry Lakes it one of them. A chain of lakes has been reduced to just this small one. No sign of the turtles that used to inhabit this area. And this is the end of winter too. September 2012. Photos Ref: FLOR005


Floreat Park - Reabold Hill

Reabold Hill is off Oceanic Drive. This is a view along a part of the high walkway looking east. Back in 1917 Reabold Hill was thus named after Messrs Francis Rea and William Bold, both esteemed and long serving members of Perth City Council. September 2012. Photos Ref: FLOR006


Floreat Park - Reabold Hill

Another view looking eastwards, towards the city. You can see a hockey carnival in progress (centre left) on Alderbury Reserve. Just to the left of the city is Subiaco Oval - you can see the light towers. To the left of that you might be able to make out the control tower at Perth airport. September 2012. Photos Ref: FLOR007


Floreat Park - Reabold Hill

Looking towards Perry Lakes sports complex. That orange building off to the right is John XXIII College in Mount Claremont. Centre of picture is the Challenge Stadium sports centre also in Mount Claremont. September 2012. Photos Ref: FLOR008


Floreat Park - Reabold Hill

At the top of Reabold Hill, at the end of the pathway, is this lookout area. Looking to the west you can see Rottnest Island and to the north, Observation City etc in Scarborough. September 2012. Photos Ref: FLOR009


Floreat Park - Perry Lakes Stadium

Perry Lakes Stadium was purposely constructed for the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. Here is the grandstand which will soon be demolished. The grandstand presides over what used to be a sports ground, and faces Brookdale Street. This land will be use for housing. January 2011. Photos Ref: FLOR010


Floreat Park - Perry Lakes Stadium

This is the rear side of Perry Lakes Stadium - the west side. This facility has been replaced by the new W.A. Athletics Stadium which was opened on May 26, 2009 by Premier Colin Barnett. January 2011. Photos Ref: FLOR011


Floreat Park - Mini-Mart on Cambridge Street

On Cambridge Street, Floreat are a small group of shops which probably pre-date the 1960's Floreat Forum. This is the local Mini-Mart which used to be Woo's Store. Across the street there used to be a butcher's shop owned by Mr Ray Williams who was also responsible for building the El Caballo resort on the Great Eastern Highway near Wooroloo. January 2011. Photos Ref: FLOR012

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