Published: Wednesday, 18 January 2012 10:36
Written by Vicki Sly
In a city built on the banks of a large river bordered by 90 km of coastline, it would be a sin not to partake in some kind of water sport.
Perth is a water baby’s playground and for most of us, being in or on the water is part of our lives from a very early age. We swim and surf in it, dive under it, sail on it, jetski over it… the choices are only limited by our imaginations.
For visitors to the city, it is a matter of working out what you want to do in the time you have available. For our family, jetskiing on the Indian Ocean was top priority and far from anything they had ever tried in the cold waters of England.
Here is just a small taste of what is on offer around the city that you may wish to consider before you grab your towel and head to the beach:
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Published: Friday, 13 January 2012 10:31
Written by Lise Summers
Walking along the boardwalk at Claisebrook Cove in East Perth today, it may seem unlikely that this area was once the city's main industrial area. Even more unlikely, that it was the scene of a short lived and rather unusual experiment in agriculture – silkworm farming.
Claisebrook had originally been set aside as the town's abattoir, but this use soon lapsed. Instead, it became to be regarded as a potential site for a botanic garden, or agricultural nursery, something which it shared with nearby Third Swamp (now Hyde Park) and a number of other sites.
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