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The park is less than 2 km / 1.2 miles northwest from the middle of Perth city (GPO), Western Australia.
The Robertson Park Artists Studio is on the city side of the park, in the middle of the open lawn, between the renovated house (opposite the Carr and Fitzgerald Streets corner) and the WA Veteran Tennis Club's tennis courts (in the northwest corner of the park).
In 2009 the factories to the south of the park were converted into housing.
Robertson Park / Lake Henderson / Boojormelup has been, and still is, a gathering place for the Noongar People.
Robertson Park is also part of a series of wetlands through the city which are both part of a walking tail and connected by an underground drain system.
In 2004 the Town of Vincent spent $500,000 on improving the Park, with new trees, gardens, paths, lighting, public art, seating and a winter lake, which is in the southeast corner of the park.
A Green Belt
"W.E. Bold, City of Perth Town Clerk (1901-44) proposed a ‘green belt’ around the city. On his recommendation, from 1913, the City purchased and reclaimed the inner city market gardens for conversion to parks and reserves, including land for the future Robertson Park... Some of the land continued to be leased to Chinese market gardeners through into the late 1920s, and the stables and dwelling also remained for some years."
source and recommended reading. WA Heritage records (start on p.5)
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Random photos from the park, over the years.
Robertson Park Artists Studio
(in the middle of the lawn)
176 Fitzgerald St*
West Perth WA 6005
(*no snail mail postal service to this address)
Artists seeking studio space please contact Artsource
Website updated: 23 May 2018
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