Mem­o­ries of vegie mart

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

NEWER res­i­dents to South Perth may be sur­prised that there were once Chi­nese mar­ket gar­dens along the South Perth fore­shore in the area now known as Sir James Mitchell Park.

The City of South Perth His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety has lov­ingly pieced to­gether im­ages for an ex­hi­bi­tion from more than 80 years ago when Chi­nese gar­den­ers supplied the lo­cals with fresh fruit and veg­eta­bles.

Prom­i­nent lo­cal his­to­rian Kay­lene Poon will speak on the topic of Early Chi­nese Peo­ple in Western Aus­tralia at South Perth Bowl­ing Club on Sun­day July 19 at 2pm.

En­try is by gold coin do­na­tion with af­ter­noon tea pro­vided. RSVP to Au­drey Sue on 9367 8793 or email ktrent@big­

Chi­nese mar­ket gar­dens on the South Perth fore­shore in 1929

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