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Salter Point

Salter Point is located south of Manning and north of and adjacent to the Canning River. Mr Samuel Salter was a pioneer timber worker in this area back in the 1880's when it was inaccessible by road and mostly virgin bush. Mr Salter received cut logs floated downstream from Kelmscott to his landing here for processing. By 1955 the district was known as Manning. In 1990 the suburb of Salter Point was split off from Manning thus remembering the Salter name


 
 
   
 
 

Salter Point- Aquinas College

The original Aquinas College building on this site. The college is a Catholic school for boys which was established in Perth City in 1894 and later moved to this site in 1937. The Foundation Stone of this building was laid and blessed by Redmond Prendiville, Archbishop of Perth, on July 11th, 1937. This is the Edmund Rice Administration wing. November 2014. Photos Ref: SALT001

 

Salter Point - Aquinas College

A view of the front of the college from part way across a nearby cricket ground. November 2014. Photos Ref: SALT002

 

Salter Point - Aquinas College

This is the Aquinas College junior school. November 2014. Photos Ref: SALT003

 

Salter Point - Aquinas College

From down on the oval between the school and the freeway, this is the Churack Pavilion. The Pavilion was opened in 2006. November 2014. Photos Ref: SALT004

 

Salter Point - Aquinas College

Rowing is the sport of colleges. Well, one of them. This is the Bro. N. N. Wilson, Aquinas boat shed, on the Canning River. November 2014. Photos Ref: SALT005

 

Salter Point - Aquinas Bay

The head of Aquinas Bay on the Canning River. You can see the boat shed over there. The college is up and off to the left. A very picturesque spot. November 2014. Photos Ref: SALT006

 

Salter Point - Canning River

From the head of Aquinas Bay, if you follow the track east along the river you eventually come across this walkway. You can climb up to street level from here or continue on to the steps at the bottom of Redmond Street. In fact, it's better to park at Redmond Street and do all that in reverse order. November 2014. Photos Ref: SALT007

 

Salter Point - The Point

Right at the southern end of Salter Point Parade is Salter Point. And here it is. The river is very narrow here. The houses across on the other side are in Rossmoyne and Shelley. November 2014. Photos Ref: SALT008

 

Salter Point - Lagoon

At Salter Point is the lagoon. The small channel in the foreground serves to feed water into the lagoon from the river. The lagoon is a water-bird haven and is surrounded by reeds. November 2014. Photos Ref: SALT009


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