Northbridge History Studies Day
The Northbridge History Studies Days were held in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
They were established to allow some of the hidden histories of Northbridge to be documented and shared.
Much valuable research had already been undertaken by individuals and communities but, through the Studies Days, the history of Northbridge - and the unique and special place that it occupies in the history of our state - became more widely known.
Speakers at the Studies Day included historians, community leaders together and others who, through research and interaction with the people and places of Northbridge, had acquired significant knowledge about the area.
Each presentation, whether academic or community-based, explored a different aspect of Northbridge's history, reflecting the diversity and complexity of its development. In many instances, the material presented had never before been made publicly available.
Studies Day papers are available via the Northbridge History Project's Electronic Archive. Use the 'Search by Group' function and select 'Studies Day'.
Selected papers from the 2007 and 2008 Studies Days were developed further and form Chapters in a fascinating volume. Available (in limited supply from the State Library Bookshop, Cultural Centre) is Northbridge Studies Day Papers 2007/2008 edited by Dr John N Yiannakis and Dr Felicity Morel-EdnieBrown. (until sold out)
Northbridge History Studies Day 2010 (Fourth and Final Studies Day)
The Fourth and Final Northbridge History Studies Day was held on Sunday, 23 May. The presenters explored the culture and persona of Northbridge. Download the brochure via the publications page
Many thanks to the sponsors of the 2010 Studies Day: City of Perth. Town of Vincent, Central Institute of Technology and EPRA.
2010 Presenters included:
Mr Michael Sutherland MLA, Member for Mount Lawley - Speaking of Northbridge
The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi - Northbridge: a vital and complex quarter of the city
Professor Geoffrey Warn – Sphere of action: the idea of Northbridge
Mrs Joane Gilbert – The Northbridge of my mind: mapping Australian memories
Mr Emanuele Muratore - Northbridge: the beat, the bands, the buzz
Mrs Wendy Birman - Northbridge: a cultural heartland
Mr Ross McCallum - Fleeting images: film and presence in Northbridge
Ms Lisa Calautti - Northbridge: a little world of big diversity north of the line
The Reverend Father Edward Doncaster – Saints and sinners: discovering religious presence in Northbridge
Ms Marjorie Bly – Finding Northbridge in the National Archives
Northbridge History Studies Day 2009
The 2009 Northbridge History Studies Day was held on Sunday, 24 May and the programme was exciting. Download the brochure via the publications page.
The Northbridge History Project was delighted to be presenting the Northbridge History Studies Day in association with the City of Perth. Town of Vincent, Central TAFE and the History Council of Western Australia.
2009 Presenters included:
The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi: Creating Northbridge’s future through recognition of its rich past
Dr Richard Walley: Welcome to Country and the Indigenous connection to Northbridge
Ms Diana Warnock: ‘Recollections of a raconteur’: remembering Northbridge
Dr Lise Summers: Civilising Ultima Thule: Northbridge - a case study in moral and physical improvement
Mr Alan Lloyd: ‘Creating Alan’s Eye’: a personal journey through Northbridge
Assosciate Professor Samina Yasmeen (paper delivered by Ms Zarlasht Sarwari): Muslim Australian Contributions: Bux Family as a Case Study
Mr Barry Strickland: ‘The wrong side of the tracks’ - culture in Northbridge
Adjunct Professor Ian Ker: ‘Shaping Northbridge’: rails, roads and a sense of place
Ms Jo Darbyshire (paper delivered by Ms Gina Pickering): Gay and Lesbian history in Northbridge
Mrs Tanya Newport-Edwards: ‘Under attack?’ - wartime experience in Northbridge
Dr Elaine Dowd: The ‘rosy’ glow of Northbridge - changing perceptions of prostitution
Mr Ross McCallum was unable to present his paper 'Fleeting images’: film and presence in Northbridge in 2009, and delivered this paper at the 2010 Studies Day.
2008 Northbridge History Studies Day
The 2008 Northbridge History Studies Day was held on Sunday, 18 May. Participants experienced a fascinating journey through the history of Northbridge from the perspective of different speakers.
Mr Noel Nannup: Welcome to Country
Mr John Hyde, MLA, Member for Perth: 'Changing the Scene': the second Northbridge History Studies Day
Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Bolton: Northbridge: Australia in miniature
Mr Darren Clark : If you're not now you never were: Exposing Northbridge
Dr Bobbie Oliver: ‘Be workmen still, be workmen true’: Labor history and heritage in Northbridge
Mr Richard Offen: Northbridge heritage: friend or foe?
The Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor Michael Sutherland: Northbridge Renaissance: working together to make it happen
Mr Marcus Canning: ‘Amazing and different’: history in the 2007 Northbridge Festival
Professor Jock Collins: Northbridge: a changing inner-city ethnic landscape
Mr Peter Conole: Northbridge: Policing revealed
Dr Keith Shilkin : Jewish Northbridge
Dr Christine Choo: The socially and economically disadvantaged in Northbridge – a recent history (1960s–2007)
Download the brochure for the 2008 Northbridge History Studies Day via the publications page
2007 Northbridge History Studies Day
The inaugural Studies Day was held on Saturday, 12 May 2007. Presentations included:
John Hyde, MLA: Northbridge - using its History to revitalize Perth
Most Reverend Barry Hickey: Irish to Italian: the changing Northbridge - A personal perspective
Associate Professor Jenny Gregory: Northbridge and Carlton: a tale of two inner city suburbs
Halina Szunejko: The Polish Connection to Northbridge
Dr Susanna Iuliano: 'Espresso Bar Lifestyles': Italian migrants and café culture in Western Australia
Emma Benichou: Northbridge through the eyes of a 'flaneur'
Dr Nonja Peters: On the Street where you Live: Inner City Immigrant Enterprise
Kaylene Poon: The Chinese in Northbridge
Dr John N. Yiannakis: The Chicken or the Egg: Greek Settlement in Northbridge
Vicki Vitali: Rediscovering Northbridge through Local History Study
Dr Felicity Morel-EdnieBrown: The Swamp Stealers: Envisaging the swamps of Northbridge
Download the brochure for the 2007 Northbridge History Studies Day via thepublications page