Matilda Bay


On the Swan River there is a natural bay, Matilda Bay which is believed to have been named after Matilda, the wife of John Septimus Roe. He was, in the 1800s, the first Surveyor-General of Western Australia and was, for a number of years, a member of Western Australia’s legislative and executive councils. Whats so interesting about Matilda Bay you may… Continue reading Matilda Bay

Kings Park


Many years ago, nearly 30 I think. During my first ever visit to Perth, in actual fact my first trip to Australia, my daughter took us up to Kings Park. At that time, as I recall there wasn’t much in the way of commercialism. Just a small kiosk where you could get a drink and… Continue reading Kings Park