The North Perth Walk takes you on a self-guided historical walking tour of the North Perth Town Centre.
The 16 sites portray a period in time from the dawn of the 20th century to 1950s, when the town centre we recognise today was first laid out. Visiting sites in Angove, Albert, View and Fitzgerald Streets, we take a tour of the early life of the suburb by investigating some of the places that once stood here and in many cases remain today. It does not attempt to portray a complete history of the area, but is a snapshot of a period that shaped the North Perth we know today.
We wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which this walk takes place, the Whadjuk people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this region. Whadjuk custodianship and culture, as well as waves of immigration from many nations of the world from the post-war years on, has built the shape and culture of our North Perth neighbourhood today.
How to follow this walk
The North Perth Walk is designed in a loop around the North Perth Town Centre, starting at the western most location of the former North Perth Police Station at 81 Angove Street and finishing at Future Shelter, 56 Angove Street. You may choose to follow the suggested sequence or commence the trail at any site along the route. The walk should take about 1 hour to complete at an easy pace.
The North Perth Walk is an initiative of North Perth Local created with funding of the City of Vincent. We would like to thank the City of Vincent’s Local History Centre for their contribution, in particular Senior Librarian Julie Davidson.