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Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant is a southern suburb which boasts a lot of Canning River frontage from Applecross right down to Mt Henry. Development of the area was slow until the Kwinana Freeway was built in the 1960's which ran from Perth to Canning Bridge. Mount Pleasant gets its name from a property of the same name in the area built in 1911 by early settler Mr James Herbert Simpson. These days this suburb is very attractive due to proximity to the city and the river


 
 
   
 
 

Mount Pleasant - Canning River

A view down the Canning River. This is taken from the west side of the river on The Esplanade looking south. The Mount Henry Bridge can be glimpsed over there in the distance, behind the boat. Photograph July 2010. Photos Ref: MTPL001

 

Mount Pleasant - Swan River Rowing Club

The Swan River Rowing Club is located right at the top of The Esplanade, just about on Canning Highway, and naturally next to the Canning River. The club was established in 1885. Photograph July 2010. Photos Ref: MTPL002

 

Mount Pleasant - Boat Sheds

Just along from the Swan River Rowing Club is this building which servers as a boat shed for a number of other rowing institutions. Photograph September 2018. Photos Ref: MTPL003

 

Mount Pleasant - Queens Road

On Queens Road near Reynolds road is this rather large recent redevelopment of shops and apartments. Photograph September 2018. Photos Ref: MTPL004

 

Mount Pleasant - Queens Road

Looking east down the south side of Queens Road taking in many of the shops and apartments of the recent redevelopment. Photograph September 2018. Photos Ref: MTPL005

 

Mount Pleasant - Primary School

The quadrangle of Mount Pleasant Primary School. The school sits off Henley Road. Photograph September 2018. Photos Ref: MTPL006

 

Mount Pleasant - Primary School

A row of under cover amenties doors in part of the Mount Pleasant Primary School. Photograph September 2018. Photos Ref: MTPL007

 

Mount Pleasant - Church Of Christ

The Mount Pleasant Church of Christ which is on Darnell Way. Photograph September 2018. Photos Ref: MTPL008

 

Mount Pleasant - Uniting Church

Mount Pleasant Uniting Church and associated buildings on Coomoora Road. Photograph September 2018. Photos Ref: MTPL009

 

Mount Pleasant - Jetty at Deep Water Point

The jetty at Deep Water Point, along The Esplanade. Very narrow with not much room for passing people on the way back. Photograph May 2011. Photos Ref: MTPL010

 

Mount Pleasant - Jetty at Deep Water Point

A side-on view of the jetty. It appears to have been upgraded. Photograph September 2018. Photos Ref: MTPL011

 

Mount Pleasant - Boat Ramp at Deep Water Point

The boat launching ramp at Deep Water Point. You can see Mount Henry Bridge over there in the background. Photograph May 2011. Photos Ref: MTPL012

 

Mount Pleasant - Deep Water Point Cafe

Deep Water Point is a really popular park and lots of people here today despite a cool wind and rain threatening. This cafe is in the park and being well patronised today. Photograph May 2011. Photos Ref: MTPL013

(This cafe closed in July 2016 after operating for 6 years)

 

Mount Pleasant - Dome Cafe

The former Deep Water Point Cafe has gone and now people here have their own Dome. They seem to be all over the place, and actually that is true. Dome opening its first coffee shop in Cottesloe in 1991. Now there are 130 outlets in 6 countries! Photograph September 2018. Photos Ref: MTPL014

 

Mount Pleasant - Jetty near Mt Henry Bridge

This jetty runs into the Canning River on the west side of Mt Henry Bridge, seen in the background. Photograph October 2010. Photos Ref: MTPL015

 

Mount Pleasant - Mt Henry Bridge

The Mount Henry Bridge carries both Kwinana Freeway road traffic and Perth-Mandurah rail traffic across the Canning River. The bridge was opened in May 1982. The bridge was modified during the construction of the Perth - Mandurah rail link around 2005. The bridge is named after Lieutenant John Henry who, aboard the "HMS Challenger", led an 1829 expedition to explore the upper reaches of the Canning River. Photograph October 2010. Photos Ref: MTPL016

 

Mount Pleasant - Mt Henry Bridge view to Rossmoyne

From underneath the Mount Henry Bridge here is a view of some Rossmoyne residences on the far bank. Photograph October 2010. Photos Ref: MTPL017

 

Mount Pleasant - Mt Henry Bridge Underneath

Large concrete pylons support the Mount Henry Bridge. Photograph October 2010. Photos Ref: MTPL018


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