Wireless Hill

The area of Wireless Hill has a long history of importance. The Noongar Aboriginal people used the hill top as a lookout and to send out smoke signals. After the government stated how important wireless communication was to be, the area was earmarked as an area to build a wireless station. the station was completed in 1912; an engine house, operators house, a windmill and well and residency houses. The 120 metre mast was held in place by wires attached to three concrete blocks. The first radio station of Perth started in September of the same year.

Today the area has been kept as a park and very informative museum, you can climb the tower and get a great view over the river or walk around the park and spot some lovely birds. The museum is open; Wednesday and Friday 10am until 2pm and Sunday 12 until 4pm. Looking for more things to do in and around Perth?
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