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Debauchery, illegal gambling and market gardens… the real history of South Perth

The City of South Perth has a rich and varied history extending far beyond memories of the Perth Zoo and the freeway. Imagine Chinese market gardens along Mill Point Road, swimming lessons at Como Beach and a night life filled with debauchery and dancing!

City of South Perth historian Anthony Styan dropped in to the new piazza at Mindeerup where Mornings broadcast from to share the forgotten history of the area and listeners rung in to share their memories.

(Pic: View of the Chinese Market Garden from 181 Suburban Rd (now Mill Point Rd) c1900)

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