Park names pegged for change

Wanneroo Weekender - - News - Tyler Brown

THE City of Joon­dalup is con­sid­er­ing re­nam­ing two Green­wood parks to ac­knowl­edge one of the re­gion’s early Euro­pean set­tler fam­i­lies.

Un­der the pro­posal, Black­thorn Park would be­come Parin Pi­o­neer Park and Parin Park would be re­named Ten Mile Peg Park.

Peter Parin set­tled in then Wan­neroo (now Green­wood) in 1922 with his fam­ily and brother Mar­ian (Rocko).

Their home­stead was lo­cated on what is now Parin Park but what was known his­tor­i­cally as Ten Mile Peg, a ref­er­ence point from Perth Gen­eral Post Of­fice.

Dorothy Parin, whose hus­band John was made a pi­o­neer of Wan­neroo in 2012, said at a re­cent coun­cil meet­ing the names Black­thorn Park and Parin Park were never of­fi­cially gazetted.

“So we hope it may not be too dif­fi­cult to have them changed,” she said.

“The Parin broth­ers were early pi­o­neers of the win­ery in­dus­try. Rocko and Peter Parin of­ten won prizes at the Wan­neroo and Os­borne Park agri­cul­tural shows.”

It is also pro­posed to de­velop Black­thorn Park as a me­mo­rial park to hon­our the his­tor­i­cal con­tri­bu­tion of the Parin fam­ily, which would form the ba­sis for a larger her­itage precinct pro­ject that may be de­vel­oped over time to ac­knowl­edge the his­tory of early set­tlers in the Green­wood and Kings­ley area.

“The cre­ation of a her­itage precinct will ac­knowl­edge the con­tri­bu­tions from other set­tler fam­i­lies, as well as the In­dige­nous Aus­tralian peo­ples and show­case Joon­dalup’s rich his­tory,” a coun­cil doc­u­ment said.

Mrs Parin said the vi­sion was to be a “cor­ner­stone of cul­tural his­tory and place of con­ver­sa­tion”.

“It will add vi­brancy, in­ter­est, beauty, im­proved func­tion and a sense of unique iden­tity to turn the space into a place,” she said.

“It would cap­ture the imag­i­na­tion of vis­i­tors by ex­plain­ing its cul­tural and his­tor­i­cal sig­nif­i­cance.

“It could also be an op­por­tu­nity to in­volve lo­cal school chil­dren in the his­tory of the Green­wood area.”

The Min­is­ter for Lands has pro­vided con­di­tional sup­port for the re­nam­ing pend­ing pos­i­tive com­mu­nity feed­back.

Feed­back can be done on­line at www.joon­dalup.wa.gov.au un­til July 4.

It will then be an­a­lysed and pre­sented to the coun­cil for con­sid­er­a­tion later this year.

Black­thorn Park in Green­wood is set for a name change.

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