The Petticoat Parade, Madam Monier & the Roe Street Brothels

Past Event

Josie de Bray, aka Madam Monnier, was a brothel madam who owned most of Roe Street, Perth from WW1 up to the 1940s. Josie is just one of the many women who paraded in their petticoats on the verandas of Roe Street and is featured in the latest book from award-winning author Leigh Straw.

Leigh Straw is Senior Lecturer in History at The University of Notre Dame. Come and listen to historian and academic talk about the stories in her latest book.

Book sales will be available on the day.


When: Wednesday 9th February 2022

Time: 10:00-11:30am

Where: City of Vincent Local History Centre, 99 Loftus Street, Leederville

Morning tea will be provided

Book online.

Media release.

Event Details

Time: 10 am until 11:30 am

Venue: City of Vincent Local History Centre

Event Date(s)

  • Wednesday 9th February 2022

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