Perth Then and Now Mini Hardback

By Sandrine Voillet

Perth Then and Now mini hardback is a handy, pocket-sized version of Richard Offen’s best-selling local history book. It matches historic photographs of the city with specially commissioned contemporary views that show how each site looks today.

As with many cities around the world, Perth witnessed the destruction of many older buildings during the last quarter of the 20th century, but has now learned to respect its heritage, resulting in some spectacular and imaginative adaptive reuses of older buildings. Past and present are laid side by side in this fascinating visual tour around the capital of Western Australia.

Sites include: St Georges Terrace, Perth City Baths, Old Court House, Esplanade Reserve, Perth Boys’ School, Pensioner Barracks, Perth Observatory, Kings Park, Great Western Hotel, His Majesty’s Theatre, Hay Street, GPO Building, Perth Railway Station, Swan Barracks, Barrack Street, Perth Town Hall, The WACA, St George’s Hall, Cottesloe Beach.