Sal­ters point to his­tory of sub­urb


Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - South Perth -

■ The Name UN­TIL March 1990, when Sal­ter Point was listed as a sub­urb, it was known as Sal­ter’s Point, which can be traced back to the 1840s.

A pi­o­neer fam­ily, the Sal­ters, ar­rived in Aus­tralind in 1842 be­fore set­tling near the Can­ning Bridge in 1848.

Sa­muel Sal­ter brought his fam­ily to the area with a wood­cut­ting con­tract, which was con­nected with the first tim­ber bridge over the Can­ning River, built in 1849, the year Sa­muel’s son Sa­muel Jr. was born.

His daugh­ter Han­nah was mar­ried in 1873 and even­tu­ally moved to Kelmscott. The Sal­ter fam­ily re­main in the Kelmscott area and a grand­son and great grand­son of Sa­muel con­tinue to live in the South Perth area. ■ The Sub­urb

The State Hous­ing Com­mis­sion started build­ing in Man­ning Park in 1949. By 1952, 173 homes were com­pleted.

Sandon Park was named after the first fam­ily to move into the area after they won a half-acre lot by bal­lot in 1947.

Lyn­don Lewis was the 2013 City of South Perth and Premier’s Day Aus­tralia Day Cit­i­zen­ship Award win­ner after work­ing with the coun­cil to cre­ate com­mu­nity stairs to the fore­shore from Sul­man Av­enue, now known as Lyn­don’s Lad­der.

■ Do you have a story to share? Con­tact the South Perth His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety at info@ south­perth­his­tor­i­cal­so­ci­ety. org or 9367 9243.

Sa­muel Sal­ter and wife Mary Ann Louise.

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