Inside the museum at Wireless Hill you can see this scale model of the site, which shows the 120m radio tower, large concrete anchor blocks and buildings, as they were in their heyday.
There is also a current exhibition titled “50 Years, 50 Objects: Melville City”. We especially liked this 1960s handbag style transistor radio.
On Wednesday we visited Wireless Hill in the Perth suburb of Ardross. The site was set up in 1912 with a 120m tall radio mast for international wireless radio communication and to contact ships at sea using Morse Code. Today the mast is gone, but you can still see the heritage listed buildings and the huge anchor blocks (below).
Cheerful main street (actually Eighth Avenue) in Perth suburb of Maylands, with retro shop facades and projecting verandahs to shelter the footpath.
We visited the suburb of Maylands yesterday, just 5km northeast of Perth CBD. Liked the relaxed retro atmosphere, trendy cafes and old style shops with projecting verandahs.
We also liked the display of classic cars along High Street at the Fremantle Street Arts Festival on the weekend.
The cars shown here are a DKW Auto Union (top), NSU Prinz above, and Karmann Ghia below.
As well as the caravans at the recent Vintage Caravan Extravaganza in Victoria, there were some great tow cars – like this 2-door Plymouth towing a Wanda van.
A 1960s Globetrotter rolls into the Vintage Caravan Extravaganza at Bridgewater in Victoria a few weeks back.