Treasury Buildings, Perth

Treasury Buildings in 2018

Coordinates: 31°57′20″S 115°51′37″E / 31.9556°S 115.8603°E / -31.9556; 115.8603 The Treasury Buildings, or Old Treasury Buildings, are part of the Cathedral Square complex situated between Barrack Street and St Georges Terrace in Perth, Western Australia.

In the 1890s the buildings were known as the Government Buildings or Government Offices prior to the Treasury being situated in the building.[1][2]

The location was considered as significant in that the site of the founding of the city of Perth in 1829 was on the north west corner of the complex.[3]

The buildings contained a range of government departments and office until the late 20th century.[4][5]

The Premier of Western Australia had offices in the building in the 1920s, and in 1929 protests focused on gathering in front of the buildings were conducted by unemployed.[6][7]

In the early 21st century, the building was re-developed.[8][9] It became part of the revitalised Cathedral Square complex, with the name State Buildings.[10]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Government Buildings for Perth". Albany Advertiser. XXIV, (3031). Western Australia. 9 March 1912. p. 4. Retrieved 11 November 2017 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  2. ^ Wright, Alfred Robert Linus (1900), Government Offices, St George's Terrace, retrieved 11 November 2017
  3. ^ "THE TREASURY BUILDINGS, PERTH". Sunday Times (Perth) (1636). Western Australia. 2 June 1929. p. 7 (The Sunday Times Special Centenary Supplement). Retrieved 11 November 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ Western Australia. Government Photographer (1937), The Treasury Building and St Georges Terrace east from Barrack Street, Perth, June 1937, retrieved 11 November 2017
  5. ^ Illustrations Ltd; HRRC (1951), Treasury Building, corner of St. George's Terrace and Barrack Street, retrieved 11 November 2017
  6. ^ "UNEMPLOYED IN PERTH". Western Argus. 35, (2042). Western Australia. 23 July 1929. p. 23. Retrieved 11 November 2017 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  7. ^ "UNEMPLOYED IN PERTH". Kalgoorlie Miner. 34, (8983). Western Australia. 24 July 1928. p. 4. Retrieved 11 November 2017 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  8. ^ Treasury buildings : proposals for re-use and new works 2002 Treasury Precinct Perth W.A, UWA, 2002, retrieved 11 November 2017
  9. ^ "Controversy surrounds the redevelopment scheme for the Old Treasury Building, Perth, with the Lord Mayor opposing the project.(WESTERN AUSTRALIA)", Architecture Australia, Architecture Media, 95 (5): 16(1), 1 September 2006, ISSN 0003-8725
  10. ^ http://statebuildings.com/ State Buildings website

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