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You don't really associate Perth with Trams anymore but 50 years in the 1900's they served as a cornerstone of transport for our growing city. Back in the 1930's one of the most popular routes for holiday makers ran through the heart of South Perth, connected by the Ferry. So when the South Perth Historical society and the City of South Perth found…
 
It's hard to miss the Old Mill as you head across The Narrows on the freeway - it's bright white walls and it's old windmill are pretty easy to spot against the modern apartments. The mill has a pretty fascinating history and as Anthony Styan from the City of South Perth told us, there's a lot more to it's story than many realise! See omnystudio.co…
 
Would you believe William Shakespeare's first play - long believed lost - was found in an excavation site at a car park in Leicester? Probably for the best you don't - because this is a tongue-in-cheek reimagining of the bards collected works! So what's this show all about? We asked Actor Grace Edwards to tell us all about this unique show running …
 
The Titanic has often been referred to as unsinkable throughout the retelling of it's fated journey, but it seems the builders didn't ever claim that too be the case. So what's the story behind the Titanic and it's devastating sinking? Would any other ship of the era survived? And would it's passengers have faired any better if they were on one of …
 
A lot of West Australia's history has made it's way around the world since ships first sailed past our coastline all those days ago. But how we track down where everything has gone - whether that's from a ship wreck or taken from a historical site. The State Library, WA Museum Boola Bardip and the Art Gallery have joined forces to try and catalogue…
 
There's been plenty of unique - and sometimes controversial - buildings constructed in our city over the years. But there's also a graveyard worth of buildings that didn't make it off the plans. Damian Shephard from the WA State Records Office joined Harvey to do a bit of building grave digging this Halloween. See omnystudio.com/listener for privac…
 
Peter Fitzsimons has written about many Australian greats over his career, but this time he may have peaked. Sir Hubert Wilkins was many things - an explorer, naturalist, photographer, war hero, aviator, spy, submariner and daredevil – and his exceptional life is celebrated in Peter's new book. Peter joined Harvey to talk about the research and the…
 
Ernie Manning joined Harvey to talk about the history of the 'Hunt Club Cup' - a classic horse race that's no longer run. So we got Peter O’Neil Snr to join us to share his experiences on the track and especially at the Hunt Club Cup - which he managed to win on more than 5 occasions! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
On October 14, 1968, a magnitude 6.5 quake shook Meckering and it's surrounds, destroying roads, railway tracks and buildings. When the dust literally settled, $2.2 million worth of damage had been done to the central wheatbelt town, and injuring over 20 people. Alice Snook has been collecting peoples stories from the quake, and they've been compil…
 
The Perth Observatory has just had it's 125th anniversary, and while it's not in the same location it started, it's certainly made it's mark throughout it's years thanks to it's range of unique telescopes. From setting the time for Perth to helping document the rings of Uranus, the observatory has been involved in many international discoveries and…
 
Our fire service plays a vital role to our lifestyle in WA, especially when it comes to bushfires and managing other disasters throughout our state. DFES's Education and Heritage Centre have recently put a book together looking at the past 120 years of the WA Fire Service with a focus on the Perth Fire Station. The station housed hundreds of Perth …
 
If you've ever seen some strange lights in the sky that you couldn't explain, there's a chance they've ended up in the State Record Offices' UFO Files. The files go back to 1951 and feature around 25 police incident reports which were mostly recorded in country and remote WA. Director of State Records and State Archivist, Damian Shepherd, joined us…
 
Farmers around Australia can often live in some challenging conditions. Whether it's their farms location, weather events or in some cases, their finances, it can often be hard to get the support they need. Jannine Jackson is the national director of one of the oldest bush charities in Australia - Frontier Services - which has a history of supporti…
 
The world of rallying has been a part of motorsports for almost as long as cars have been used for sport. Here in WA we have a rich history of rally racing, with the World Rally Championship once a staple of the Perth Event calendar. A big part of that history is the Light Car Club of WA, and the clubs Wendy Walker joined us to talk about it's hist…
 
The Jukebox was a staple in bars and restaurants for almost a century before new technology surpassed it. But in recent times, with only a few left out in the wild, the role of the Jukebox repairer has slowly begun to disappear. One of the last repairers in Australia is Peter Greenaway, and he joined Harvey to talk about the role of repairers and t…
 
Over Perth's history there's been many people who've shaped our city - from politicians to architects. WA State Library's Kate Gregory joined Harvey to talk about Perth's first female town planner and someone who really left her mark on our City - Margaret Feilman. Architect, town planning consultant and a founding member of the WA Town Planning In…
 
There's always plenty to talk about when it comes to the history of Horse Racing, and this month we were fortunate enough to chat with WA Jockey Danny Miller about his career. Danny began riding when he was still at school and by 15 he rode his first winner – at Ascot in 1962. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
The Beverley to Perth Road Race has been WA’s premier one day endurance race for well over a hundred years. The 185km route followed the Avon Valley between Beverley and Toodyay before heading through the Darling Ranges and finishing in Perth. Often the Finish line was often at the historic Peninsular Hotel in Maylands which, as it turns out, is th…
 
There's been many court dramas since the age of the silver screen began, but few films have stayed in peoples minds or been as striking as Sidney Lumet's 12 Angry Men. Pete Taylor joined us to talk all about the film and talk about court room dramas on the big screen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
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