From the early years of Perth’s settlement, there is an interesting history when it comes to public bathing.
Did you known that Perth once had its own City Baths, looking like a Taj Mahal rising from the water at the end of Barrack Street Jetty?
Many a child swam or was taught to swim at the iconic Crawley Baths, a favourite swimming spot in the early part of the 20th century.
Travelling over the freeway, it is hard to believe where the Barrack Arch stands today, once housed the whole Barracks buildings.
Kings Park was a favourite for couples and families, promenading in their Sunday best on a sunny day.
These photos capture the fashion and essence of life as it was in those early pioneering days of old.
We also have many photos of Fremantle area, including town site maps. These date back to c1875. We travel through the tram line construction down High Street to the construction of the old Fremantle Traffic Bridge.
These are to name just a few. Come and view these amazing images frozen in time, from Applecross to Rottnest, Fremantle to Kalgoorlie. Each unique photo capturing their own story.
We can print on paper or canvas, varying sizes available. We could also create a collage using a collection of photos, enhancing any home. These can be printed black and white or sepia finish.
Images and town site maps available from The Finishing Touch Gallery can be viewed through our Web site, or we are conveniently open 7 days a week if you wish to come into our Gallery to view.