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Innaloo

Innaloo is a Perth suburb located between Osborne Park and Doubleview, on and to the north of Scarborough Beach Road. The original Aboriginal name for the area was Njookenbooroo (alternate spellings were Ngurgenboro and Noorgenbro), but this name proved too difficult to say or write so in 1927 the current name proposed by Daisy Bates was approved. Innaloo actually means an Aboriginal woman in the Dongara area. This may be a Wattendee word


 
 
 
 
 

Innaloo - Botanica Hotel

Formerly the Nookenburra Hotel, this is now known as the Botanica Hotel and is located on the corner of Scarborough Beach Road and Liege Street. The old hotel name is adapted from the area's traditional name. The hotel was constructed in 1962. Photo - October 2014. Photos Ref: INNA001

 

Innaloo - St George Hotel

On Barnes Street, close to the corner of Morris Road, is the Saint George Hotel. This was formerly known as the Morris Hotel and was erected in 1959. The refurbishment and name change has occurred only within the last few years. Photo - October 2014. Photos Ref: INNA002

 

Innaloo - Morris Street Shops

Tucked away near the northern end of Morris Street and more or less behind the St George Hotel is this small but rather attractive shopping centre. The carpark contains a number of Moreton Bay Fig trees which provide good shade for the parked cars. Here is a view of one wing of the shops. A few shops on this side are empty at present. Photo - October 2014. Photos Ref: INNA003

 

Innaloo - Morris Street Shops

Across on the southern side of the Morris Street shops is this row. Many are food shops. I would date the area 1950's. Photo - October 2014. Photos Ref: INNA004

 

Innaloo - Stirling Spirit

At the eastern end of the Morris Street shops are these glass illustrations by Plumb Construction and Design and Mothers Art, entitled Stirling Spirit, which opened in March 2010. Photo - October 2014. Photos Ref: INNA005

 

Innaloo - Stirling Theatre

The Stirling Theatre provides community theatre for Thespian aficionados. Photo - October 2014. Photos Ref: INNA006

 

Innaloo - Goodbites

On Odin Road is the former Goodbites Food-To-Go shop. Unfortunately this is now closed. This is a well-presented period shop and all too many of these are disappearing all over Perth. Photo - October 2014. Photos Ref: INNA007

 

Innaloo - Scarborough Beach Road

Looking east down Scarborough Beach Road towards Osborne Park. Photo - October 2014. Photos Ref: INNA008

 

Innaloo - Scarborough Beach Road

Another view of Scarborough Beach Road looking east. This is an extremely busy road and is the main artery for traffic between the City and the Scarborough area. Photo - October 2014. Photos Ref: INNA009

 

Innaloo - Scarborough Beach Road Shops

The scene typifies the type of shops to be found along Scarborough Beach Road. A bit of a difficult place to wander around as the car is king. It can be particularly hard trying to cross Scarborough Beach Road. Photo - October 2014. Photos Ref: INNA010

 

Innaloo - Westfield Shopping Centre

To the north side of Scarborough Beach Road is the rather large Westfield shopping complex. This picture could have been taken in any one of a couple of dozen of Perth localities. Photo - October 2014. Photos Ref: INNA011

 

Innaloo - Seafresh

Adjacent to the Westfield shopping complex is this older shopping arcade. Seafresh, the predominant store in this picture, is a large fish shop which always seems to be busy. The price of fresh fish in Perth seems to me to be rather astronomical but that doesn't seem to curtail patronage here. Inside the arcade includes a good fruit/vegetable/gourmet shop. Photo - October 2014. Photos Ref: INNA012

 

Innaloo - Catholic Church

St Dominic's Catholic Church on Beatrice Street. The Foundation Stone has become so weathered to become unreadable though I believe the church was opened on 14th December, 1966. Photo - October 2014. Photos Ref: INNA013


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