The Extraordinary Historical Panoramas of Perth and Freo

I recently attended the launch of the very impressive  Historical Panoramas Virtual Tour Website at the Curtin University HIVE (Hub for Immersive Visualisation and eResearch)

The Historical Panoramas project (which was also part of the Fremantle Heritage Festival) is a collaboration between the State Library of Western Australia and the Curtin University HIVE.  It showcases panoramas of Perth and Fremantle from the State Library’s collection dating as far back as the 1860s.

By juxtaposing historical panoramas with a modern view from the same location it is possible to explore the development of the two cities over a period of more than 150 years.

If you can’t make it out to Curtin, their website – http://historicalpanoramas.com.au/ – is well worth an exploring with ten panorama locations and see the huge amount of change and some items that have remained the same as Perth and Fremantle have developed.

Here is a glimpse via my iPhone of the one from Cantoment Hill in which the new rail bridge is still under construction . The site is far better quality.

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