11 episodes

A fresh approach to telling little known stories from Perth’s history. From snake charmers, planned segregation, and refugees desperate to fit in, this fascinating look at the Untold Stories of Perth is based on new and existing oral history interviews in the City of Perth's Cultural Collections.

Untold Stories of Perth City of Perth

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 5 Ratings

A fresh approach to telling little known stories from Perth’s history. From snake charmers, planned segregation, and refugees desperate to fit in, this fascinating look at the Untold Stories of Perth is based on new and existing oral history interviews in the City of Perth's Cultural Collections.

    Episode 11 - St Catherine's College

    Episode 11 - St Catherine's College

    Let’s look back to a little-known story from the University of Western Australia.

    It took eighteen years for women, particularly from regional areas, to have a dedicated residential college to live in as they undertook their studies. St Catherine’s College opened in 1948, and they had a safe and dedicated home away from home at last.

    Until three arson attacks in 1976.

    This episode was produced by the Centre for Stories for the City of Perth Cultural Collections.

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    • 9 min
    Episode 10 - Emergency Room Doctor

    Episode 10 - Emergency Room Doctor

    The Emergency Department at Royal Perth Hospital is a “wild zoo of love” according to Dr Michelle Johnston. She treats people at their most vulnerable and, once in a while, animalistic, and shares what it is like to come face to face with a wild rhinoceros of a human.

    Stay tuned until the end of the episode for a special interview with Dr Michelle as she recounts some of the history of Royal Perth Hospital and the land it sits on today.

    This episode was produced by Barefaced Stories for the City of Perth Cultural Collections.

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    • 17 min
    Episode 9 - The Blue Room Theatre

    Episode 9 - The Blue Room Theatre

    This story takes place in one of Perth’s most colourful neighbourhoods – Northbridge, where our storyteller Sarah Jane Erickson takes a trip down memory lane, recalling her shenanigans as a bartender at the Blue Room Theatre many many years ago.

    In a special interview after, Sarah Jane shares how her experiences of Northbridge have changed now with a young family.

    Join us for a special episode produced by Barefaced Stories for the City of Perth Cultural Collections.

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    • 10 min
    Episode 8 - Perth Punk Scene

    Episode 8 - Perth Punk Scene

    We’ve explored Perth’s heritage through people, places, and now… punk!

    It was half a century ago that Perth musicians developed a culturally isolated and unique punk sound. Western Australia’s music scene would never be the same.

    This episode was produced by the Centre for Stories for the City of Perth Cultural Collections.

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    • 9 min
    Episode 7 - Wongi mi bardup / Doing it our way, PART 2 (It's My Turn Now)

    Episode 7 - Wongi mi bardup / Doing it our way, PART 2 (It's My Turn Now)

    Hear the stories of Aunty Irene and Uncle Albert McNamara, two of the City of Perth’s Elders who overcame injustices to bring Aboriginal culture back to systems that previously worked against them.

    This episode features oral history interviews from the City of Perth Cultural Collections. 

    Episode produced by Elsa Silberstein for the City of Perth Cultural Collections.

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    • 9 min
    Episode 6 - Wongi mi bardup / Doing it our way

    Episode 6 - Wongi mi bardup / Doing it our way

    Meet Aunty Margaret Culbong and Aunty Muriel Bowie, two of the City of Perth's Elders who have played an important part in the fight for empowerment of Aboriginal people in this city.

    This episode features oral history interviews from the City of Perth Cultural Collections. 

    Episode produced by Elsa Silberstein for the City of Perth Cultural Collections.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 12 min

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