'The City Beautiful' William Ernest Bold and the Development of Perth 1901-1944 - public lecture

Wednesday 03 February 2021 06:00PM to 07:00PM
Great Southern Room

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.


Image: Portia Bennett
Perth Town Hall, 1951
81 x 61 cm
City of Perth Cultural Collections
Photo: GFL