Many of you may know of the lane called Rope Walk but do you know why it has that name? An amazing school project which was completed during a visit to the factory in 1957, offers an insight into the workings of the factory and shows samples of rope manufactured there.
A free interactive iBook containing images and audio relating to the development of the suburbs of Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove and Mosman Park.
“An early migrant who had been attracted to the ‘fertile’ lands of Western Australia’ was John Butler and his family. He arrived in January 1930 on board the Skerne, bringing with him, farming equipment, furniture, livestock, seeds and liquor. This valuable cargo entitled John to a significant portion of land in the new colony.
One of the land grants chosen was Swan Location 84, an area covering 250 acres along the Swan River at Freshwater Bay.”
The image above shows an old map with a modern map overlay. We can clearly see the old tracks leading from the river to the two main tracks up to the town of Perth. A “hut” is marked on the map at the cross section of Irvine Street. This is thought to show the location of John Butler’s Inn.
Excerpt From: “settling the western suburbs.” iBooks.
Very excited to announce that the Town of Cottesloe are funding the digitisation of the Rate Books and old Road Board minutes. Hopefully with the help of Carnamah Historical Society & Museum we can get them transcribed via their amazing Virtual Volunteering site so that the information can be unlocked and accessible to you guys online!!
Looking for some family outdoor fun this holiday. Pick up your free copy of Discover Mosman Park Activity Quiz from the library and head off for some super sleuthing.
We finally managed to digitise this wonderful programme from the 27th Annual Harley Scramble, dated 21st June, 1959. Check out the map of the course at the back of the book. The programme was kindly donated by The Town of Mosman Park.
Proudly announcing PAW – our latest community education venture. Are you a community group with historic documents or photographs? Do you have members who are interested in learning how to collate and preserve their family archive or are you a group of friends interested in this topic? Why not book our new Personal Archives Workshop (PAW). Sessions are free for rate payers and community groups and will cover scanning, accessioning, describing collections together with useful information to record family and community memories. Expressions of interest are now being requested so that we can start to schedule the sessions. Contact email@example.com with the reference PAW to register your interest.