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

Wednesday 28 April 2021 06:00PM to 07:30PM
State Library Theatre

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. Public Lecture presented by the State Library’s Senior Subject Specialist John Hughes.

FREE event. No bookings required,

IMAGE: Portia Bennett – Perth Town Hall 1951