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Memories of our coastal suburbs

Chris Holyday, the author of “Between Beach and Bush” joins us on “Remember When” to talk about this new book which is a virtual trip back in time to the coastal suburbs of North Beach, Trigg and Waterman’s Bay of old.

The book provides a comprehensive history of these coastal suburbs.  It describes in great detail the first homes built by non-aboriginal people in the coastal districts, the pioneering Hamersley empire along the coast, the first shops opened, an early shipwreck, convict visitors, early developments by the Perth Road Board, building of the first jetty, the first land divisions, derivation of the street names of the district, early transport, the first surf lifesaving club, the story behind Mettam’s Pool and the many tragic drownings at Trigg Island, as well as many other interesting events and people that helped build these suburbs over 100 years from 1869.

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Harvey Deegan
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