14 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
    • 4.9 • 7 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 14 - Claude de Bernales

    Episode 14 - Claude de Bernales

    Few entrepreneurs have left a physical legacy in Perth like Claude Albo de Bernales.

    He built his fortune supplying mining equipment to Western Australia’s goldfields, then as a mining promoter, but today he’s best known for his most visible project, the mock-Tudor London Court shopping arcade.

    Listen to the latest Untold Stories of Perth podcast episode to discover the story of this flamboyant and controversial character.

    Episode produced by Two Feet and a Heartbeat for the City of Perth Cultural Collections.
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    • 10 min
    Episode 13 - Porn King of UWA

    Episode 13 - Porn King of UWA

    Meet James Pinakis, the Porn King of his computer programming class at UWA during the early 90s.

    For a young, geeky student of computer science during the early days of the internet, working out how to write a program to make and distribute porn meant you were scientific royalty.

    This is a special Barefaced Stories episode produced for the City of Perth Cultural Collections.
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    • 12 min
    Episode 12 - Perth Mosque

    Episode 12 - Perth Mosque

    Did you know that cameleers from present-day Afghanistan, Pakistan and India helped to found Perth’s oldest mosque?

    Join us for the latest Untold Stories of Perth episode, revealing our multicultural heritage and how one thousand cameleers were essential in transporting supplies through outback Western Australia, then helped to found the Perth Mosque which is now the oldest in the city.

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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings