History of Vincent

Over the years, Local History Centre staff have published various books and reports highlighting the history of Vincent.  

Our Town: early photographs from the Town of Vincent Local History Collection (2007). 

Our Town features  historic photographs of homes, businesses and events in the Vincent area accompanied by quotes from oral history interviews.

A PDF version of Our Town can be downloaded here.


Early Businesses of Vincent: a local history (2010)   Available for sale in the Local History Centre ($20)

The book features photographs, stories  and recollections of over 60 businesses in the suburbs of Leederville, North Perth, Mount Hawthorn, Perth, Highgate and Mount Lawley from the 1900s -2010.

Beatty Park- celebrating the first fifty years: 1962-2012 (2012). Available in the Local History Centre. 

The book was published to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beatty Park Aquatic Centre built for the VIIth British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1962. It follows the history of the Centre from the choice of the location, staging of the Commonwealth Games and its evolution as a much loved aquatic centre through the decades.