The City Beautiful William Bold and the Development of Perth 1901 to 1944

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State Library Theatre - Ground Floor

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When William Ernest Bold was appointed Town Clerk of the City of Perth in September 1901, he was the youngest in any Australian Capital. When he resigned in 1944, he was the longest serving. How did this young Englishman contribute to the 'City Beautiful' movement that helped mould pre-war Perth? The Sunday Times characterised the top-hat wearing Bold as a latter day 'Beau Brummell' and eventually a critical Royal Commission precipitated his downfall. Join us for an exploration of the life and times of this intriguing character.

Join us for an exploration of the life and times of this intriguing character.

Presented by the State Library’s Senior Subject Specialist John Hughes.

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Last updated on 24 June 2021