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Whilst the summer is the perfect time to explore your own city, sometimes you just want to beat the heat and stay in the comfort of your air conditioner. Well why not do both? These books will have you travelling all around Perth and back in time as they provide an intriguing insight into the history of the city.

Stories of Perth is an anthology that provides a diverse collection of lives lived within the city written by an array of emerging and established writers. From the crisis of meth addiction, the pressure of keeping up appearances, and the unexpected presence of peacocks, these wide-ranging stories provide different lenses in which to view the city of Perth from.

The Petticoat Parade: Madam Monnier and the Roe Street Brothels provides interesting insight into the past of one of the most widely used streets in Perth. Travel back in time to see the unexpected past of Roe Street and meet some of the strikingly innovative and hardworking madams behind these shunned yet popular businesses.

An illustrated history of Nyoongar people and land from the Dreamtime to approximately 7,000 years ago, Francesca Robertson’s Nyoongar Boodja – Koomba Bardip Jooratan Nyoongar Land – Long Story Short collates Nyoongar stories with geology and climate history.

Get to know your city better this summer from the comfort of your own home through these fascinating stories.

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