Cathedral Square — The Historic Heart of Perth

The stories of Cathedral Square’s rich history, leading up to its present state.

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This vibrant urban neighbourhood was designed as an open, interactive meeting place and public square, with the aim of introducing locals and tourists to new arts, entertainment, retail and dining experiences, whilst also retelling the stories of the areas past, which is now known as the Historic Heart of Perth.

The precinct’s vision was formed in partnership with the State Buildings, Perth Town Hall, St George’s Cathedral, The Deanery, the State Administrative Tribunal, the new City of Perth Library and the David Malcolm Justice Centre. As part of this vision, the partners also wanted to retell the neglected histories of its past.

As described by Adrian Fini ‘The publication of this book marks the culmination of a process that begun more than a decade ago, aimed at uniting the amenity and function of a defined inner-city zone whose significance to the history of Western Australia cannot be overstated’.

The book was dedicated to the memory of Kerry and Ruth Hill. Kerry Hill’s contribution to the architecture of the Cathedral Square precinct was profound and will remain as a legacy to his vision and skills. Ruth Hill was crucial to Kerry’s success, providing unwavering support for his architectural ambitions.


Text by David Whish-Wilson

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Click and Collect is available in Western Australia. Our premise is located at COMO The Treasury – 1 Cathedral Avenue, Perth. Orders are available for pickup from 9am on the next business day if your order is placed by 12noon. If an order is placed after 12noon, the order will be delayed to the subsequent business day. Orders to be collected on Monday mornings will only be available from 11am. 

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