Then and Now
Our City has a rich and compelling past. South Perth land is Beeloo Noongar country, home to Gareen people. The area now known as City of South Perth remained part of greater Perth until it was identified as a separate suburb in 1831.
Since then we have seen our streets and neighbourhoods evolve as more people choose to visit, work and live in the City of South Perth.
Do you have photos of our City from years gone by? We would love to share your memories. Picture South Perth is an online collection of historic images from the City’s Local History Collection and our community.
Mends Street c. 1930 and 2020. Image: State Library of WA.
Angelo Street approaching Coode Street 1939 and 2019. Image: State Library of Western Australia.
Canning Highway looking along Elizabeth Street 1939 and 2019. The Lawler Street tram stop can be seen centre-right. Image: State Library of Western Australia.
City of South Perth Civic Centre
The Civic Centre, Cnr South Terrace & Sandgate St, South Perth, 1961 and 2019.
Hovea Terrace facing north c.1939 and 2019.
Forrest Street looking over the river 1929 and 2019.
Lawler Street and Angelo Street
Tram 109 turning from Angelo Street to Lawler Street 1939 and in 2019.
Lawler and Angelo Street