Digital Jigsaw Puzzles
Children on Melville Water
Three young boys in a boat in from of the Park family residence, Mill Point, South Perth. Park’s X-Press was a long-running family photography business, and negatives were processed in a small shed next to the family home. These photographs make up much of the City’s Local History image collection.
This photograph shows an example of life on Mill Point before the construction of the Kwinana Freeway, with houses directly on the riverfront and family boat outings an integral part of everyday life. Start the puzzle here.
Last Run of the DuchessThe paddle steamer Duchess transported passengers from Mends Street to Barrack Street from 1898 to 1927, under the control of the same skipper, Mr. J. Game. In 1927 she was converted to a barge, and later wrecked while shipping gravel to Rottnest Island.
This photograph shows South Perth notables celebrating the last voyage of the Duchess as a passenger ferry. Local legend has it that so many well-wishers crowded aboard that the steamer nearly sank, and Captain Game was forced to turn back to Mends Street jetty and offload the late arrivals. Start the puzzle here.
Millers Pool, 1935
A photograph of Millers Pool before its destruction in 1938. The site was used extensively by the local indigenous people prior to colonisation, and hosted a “swannery” experiment in the 1890s and early twentieth century. The pool was filled in as part of reclamation works along the foreshore, and the Black Swan dredge can be seen in the foreground working on the Narrows channel. Start the puzzle here.
The Old Mill, c. 1930
While some stabilisation work was carried out in the lead-up to the 1929 centenary celebrations, the Old Mill remained a ruin until intervention from Brisbane and Wunderlich during the Narrows Bridge construction. Start the puzzle here.