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Yokine

Yokine, also once known at Mount Yokine, is situated almost directly north of Perth CBD, and is bounded by Tuart Hill, Nollamara, Dianella and Coolbinia. The suburb is named after an Aboriginal word meaning dingo. Dog Swamp is within Yokine. The Dog Swamp shopping Centre opened in 1967. Back in the 1920's, Western Australian Golf Limited owned the whole of Yokine but over a period of time released lots resulting in complete development by the 1970's


 
 
   
 
 

Yokine - WA Golf Club

The splendid W.A. Golf Club Inc building on Hayes Avenue. This is a building of substance. It extends back for at least the distance across the front. The Club was established in 1928. The stone attached to the building states "WA Golf Club Inc. This stone was laid by His Excellency The Lieutenant Governor Sir Robert McMillan K.C.M.G. in the year of the state centenary March 9th 1929". July 2018. Photos Ref: YOKE001

 

Yokine - WA Golf Club Clock

Just to the south of the clubhouse building, this view is looking across a couple of fairways and features the club's historic clock. July 2018. Photos Ref: YOKE002

 

Yokine - Dog Swamp

Dwert (Dog) Swamp is situated alongside Wanneroo Road right next to the big shopping centre of the same name. Dwert is the Aboriginal name for dingo, hence "Dog". This is City Of Stirling building 2950. When I first looked at this photo I couldn't work out how I'd managed to mess up the angle with the lean to the right. But look at the bottom two courses of bricks. It was actually built with a lean. Apparently this is Old King Cole's castle, all that is left of "Land of Make Believe" which once used to be here. July 2018. Photos Ref: YOKE003

 

Yokine - Dog Swamp

The bridge behind the above building stretches east across Dog Swamp. July 2018. Photos Ref: YOKE004

 

Yokine - Dog Swamp

Here is a view of Dog Swamp. This place, so close to Wanneroo Road and inner city, is a real treasure. The waters are full of ducks and other aquatic birds. July 2018. Photos Ref: YOKE005

 

Yokine - Maccabean Memorial Park

These pillars form the entrance to the Maccabean Memorial Park. In the park is the Joe (Yossi) Rosen Oval and the Alan J. Routman Maccabi Pavilion. The gates have two Foundation Stones. One dedicated by G. Korsunski Esq on May 18th, 1952. The other by Rev. Dr Israel Brodie, Chief Rabbi of the British Empire, on May 18th, 1952 for the Maccabean League of W.A. July 2018. Photos Ref: YOKE006/3

 

Yokine - Maccabean Memorial Park

The Alan J. Routman Maccabi Pavilion. Next door is a rather substantial function centre. This whole facility is dedicated to fallen W.A. Jewish Servicemen. The pavilion faces the Joe (Yossi) Rosen Oval, a soccer ground. July 2018. Photos Ref: YOKE007

 

Yokine - Flinders Street Deli

On the west side of Flinders Street and on the corner of Hector Street is this deli. Behind is Cellarbrations. July 2018. Photos Ref: YOKE008

 

Yokine - Flinders Street Shops

On the west side of Flinders Street, between Swan and Villiers Streets, is this shopping centre. July 2018. Photos Ref: YOKE009

 

Yokine - Old Wanneroo Road Shop

At 46 Wanneroo Road is a brace of discontinued shops. Next door is a connected house. It must be a while since a business was in here as the telephone number over the doorway is 443 6660, only seven digits. July 2018. Photos Ref: YOKE010

 

Yokine - Old Wanneroo Road Garage

Across the side street from above is this former service station. The petrol might be gone but the workshop is still operational. That transportable is a Muzz Buzz - get your coffee fix here. You can see the old shops and house at 46 in the background. July 2018. Photos Ref: YOKE011

 

Yokine - Vedanta Church

On Golf View Street is the Venanta Church of Universal Religion (Branch of Ramakrishna Math & Mission of India). This complex was once the Yokine Uniting Church and Hall constructed in 1958. July 2018. Photos Ref: YOKE012

 

Yokine - Christadelphian Hall

At the eastern end of Spencer Avenue is the Christadelphian Hall. July 2018. Photos Ref: YOKE013

 

Yokine - Church of The Nazarene

On Morley Drive, the Church of the Nazarene has been a local icon for many years. It looks very well furnished inside. Just to the south of here is Mount Yokine. You can see the tall city buildings from there. July 2018. Photos Ref: YOKE014


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