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Category Archives: Perth History
Really old books and how they disproved an ancient grudge
A chance discovery at a local book sale led me to disbunk a myth that related to an age-old grudge at my high school | Shannon Meyerkort
Should we be writing about the pandemic?
“So my decision to write a book about the pandemic might be seen as a very unpopular one. Especially since it’s been only six months since the first mention of a novel corona virus and we haven’t yet reached the peak.”
It’s a Small World
If you grew up in Perth in the 1980s and 1990s, chances are you visited It’s A Small World.
UWA Student Protests Stops Traffic
I recently finished the first draft of a book set in Perth which spans three decades from the 1960s to 1980s. Many iconic locations form the backdrop of the book. How many do you remember? In my book, Cordelia and her friends start their degrees at the University of Western Australia in 1965. At theContinue reading “UWA Student Protests Stops Traffic”
The Meckering Earthquake
In October 1968, Western Australia experienced its most devastating earthquake. The impact was far reaching and widespread.
The History of Daylight Saving in WA
I recently finished the first draft of a book set in Perth which spans three decades from the 1960s to 1980s. Researching this time frame has brought back many memories – how many do you share? For anyone who believes daylight saving was invented in the 1980s just to torture children, you may be surprisedContinue reading “The History of Daylight Saving in WA”
Coles Cafeteria in the CBD
If you grew up in Australia over the past fifty years, you almost certainly would have visited the Coles Cafeteria.
Atlantis – Abandoned Marine Park
I recently finished the first draft of a book set in Perth which spans three decades from the 1960s to 1980s. Many iconic locations form the back drop of the book. How many do you remember? Atlantis Marine Park was built in 1981 as part of an ambitious plan to turn a tiny town atContinue reading “Atlantis – Abandoned Marine Park”