May Gibbs – South Perth 3

When the Gibbs family moved to South Perth in the early 1890s, Western Australia was in the throes of a goldrush. The population grew quickly and suburbs spread out from the city centre. Imposing houses for the well-off were built in South Perth and the suburb was connected to the city by a ferry from Mends St jetty.

You can still travel by ferry across the river, making a journey that May Gibbs must have done often.

Perth to South Perth Ferry

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