Saturday, 3 July 2010

Heavenly Heathcote Point, Applecross,Perth, WA

Sunset views

Ship Themed play area

Memorial to actor Heath Ledger, he had a special connection to this place.

This is one of my favourite local places to visit. Its only down the road for us to visit the Swan River with super views of Wayland Bay and Melville Water, great cafe and ship shaped play area. Its like a mini village, with a clock tower and art gallery, in what used to be a hospital for the mentally ill, right up to 1994. The land was originally part of the Aboriginal tribal lands where the Beeliar people lived and hunted before 1827, when Captain James Stirling set up a garden to test the soil but favoured Perth for the capital city. He named the site after Midshipman G.C Heathcote - said to be the first Europen to set foot there.

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