Town Hall, Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia ca. 1870-1880By Remembering the Past Australia / March 3, 2022 / Australia / 0 Comments
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives UK.
Built on the highest point of the city, the Perth Town Hall stands almost on the spot at which Mrs Dance felled a tree to mark the founding of Perth in 1829. Construction of the hall commenced in 1867 and was completed three years later by convict labour. It remains the only town hall in Australia entirely built by convicts. A Victorian Gothic-styled building, the hall has been compared to 14th-16th century village public buildings in Italy, Germany, Brussels and Britain. [Cathedral Square]
Showing a east view of the Town Hall on Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia. Original photo ca. 1870-1880.
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