Harold Boas Gardens, Perth

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Harold Boas was a town planner and architect in Western Australia. Boas designed many public buildings in and around Perth and was an influential Jewish community leader.BiographyEarly lifeBoas was born on 27 September 1883 in Adelaide, South Australia, the third son of noted Minister and Rabbi, Abraham Tobias Boas (1842–1923) and his wife Elizabeth, née Solomon. After being educated at Whinham College and Prince Alfred Colleges he was apprenticed to architect Edward Davies between 1899 and 1904 and later studied at the South Australian School of Mines and Industries.Move to PerthIn June 1905 he moved to Perth where he initially joined architects M. F. Cavanagh & Austin Bastow and later Oldham, Boas, Ednie-Brown & Partners with whom he stayed for many years.On 29 March 1911 Boas married Sadie ("Sarah") Cohen at the Brisbane Street Synagogue in Perth.ArchitectureWith his partners, Boas designed many public and private buildings around Perth including the open-aired King's Picture Theatre (1905), the Nedlands Park Hotel (1907), Radio station 6WF (1924), Edith Dircksey Cowan Memorial (1934), the Emu Brewery (1938), the Adelphi Hotel, London Court (1937) and the Gledden Building (1938).
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  • This park is right near work so thought I'd visit before work one morning. Colleagues had advised not to go after work because it's getting darker earlier now and apparently it's popular with homeless...  more »
  • Situated not far from the city centre towards the end of Wellington Street in West Perth, it's easily accessible via the free CAT bus service - (green stop 8/yellow stop 18). It's well maintained and ...  more »
  • A quiet and relaxing park in a silent neighbourhood. An excellent place to spend some time reading or just having a nap in the grass. Weddings are celebrated there from time to time.  more »
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  • Great little park hidden on the edge of the city. Love it so much we got married there. Under the huge big fig tree on the cobblestone stairs (which is great for climbing). It's always maintained very well, and the parking is generally free depending on time of day and length of stay. The gardens are just beautiful, and there are three ponds, two of which are connected by a waterfall! There are even ducks in the lake. You can easily forget you're in the city in this park. Great for eating lunch if you work nearby too.
  • Really relaxing park setting in the city. Nice place to come to after work to wind down listening to the birds and waterfall
  • A credit to the visionaries of Perth. Recent upgrades are beautiful and accommodating for all ages. A public bbq would set the scene and facilities.
  • Very pretty. Lovely shaded spots. Well worth a visit!
  • Very pretty park. Lovely breeze when you're on the higher side. Plenty of rubbish bins but no dog poo bags. We brought our own, so that was no issue for us, but not all dog owners can be trusted to be responsible. ;-)

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