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Herdsman is mostly made of 160 hectares of wetlands which is a wildlife sanctuary. Herdsman is north-west of Lake Monger and part of a north-south chain of wetlands. In the early days of settlement the lake was called Great Lake and was probably was the source of city drinking water. By 1836 the current name prevailed. Four deep lakes exist - Popeye Lake, Powis Lake, Floreat Lake and Floreat Waters. After good rains the lakes may join together as one

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Herdsman - Settlers Cottage

Settlers Cottage set back off Pearson Street nearly opposite the former ECU campus and close to Herdsman Lake. This classic 1930's jarrah and iron cottage had to be moved back when they widened Pearson Street quite some years ago. Local efforts prevented demolition and ensured preservation. October 2013. Photos Ref: HERD001


Herdsman - Lake Statue

This curious statue on what is currently an island (due to the high water level) in Herdsman Lake is close to Lakeside Road in Floreat Waters. Apparently this statue used to stand at the old A.M.P. Building in Perth City until the building was demolished in the early 1970's. October 2013. Photos Ref: HERD002


Herdsman - Lake South Bank

A section of the south bank of Herdsman Lake near Pearson Street. This is a part of Floreat Lake. High water is evident by its encroachment over the grassed area. October 2013. Photos Ref: HERD003


Herdsman - Lake City View

This picture is taken from the northern side of the lake, over near Osborne Park. Perth City is on the skyline. To the right of the there is a glimpse of Dumas House in West Perth and right of that you can just make out the Subiaco Oval light towers. This lake is called Popeye Lake, a curious name. October 2013. Photos Ref: HERD004


Herdsman - Lake Trees

Over on the north side of the lake paperbark trees abound along with a variety of other trees. Viewed is part of Popeye Lake. Bullrushes abound all around the lakes. October 2013. Photos Ref: HERD005


Herdsman - Lake Bridge

A picturesque bridge crossing a billabong of sorts which is cut off from the nearby Powis Lake and is probably dry during the summer months. October 2013. Photos Ref: HERD006


Herdsman - Lake Baumea Bird Hide

On the east side of the lake near the southern section of Jon Sanders Drive. Along here are two "Bird Hides" - Baumea and Balgay. Bird Hides? No birds hiding in there. These are where people hide to watch birds without scaring them off. Perhaps they should be called People Hides? October 2013. Photos Ref: HERD007


Herdsman - Lake Powis

A look down a small creek of sorts adjacent to Powis Lake. How green the area looks on this day. October 2013. Photos Ref: HERD008


Herdsman - Park Bench

Over on the south-east side of the lake, off Moondyne Drive near Herdsman Parade, this is a section of Floreat Lake. Lovely parks run alongside the water. How about the park bench over there? It really has been a wet spring. October 2013. Photos Ref: HERD009


Herdsman - Lake Swan Family

A pair of swans with their family of cygnets enjoying the grassed area next to the waters of the lake. October 2013. Photos Ref: HERD010

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