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2013 Calendar

March

March Meeting - "Member's Night"

Come and find out what has been happening at the 'Old Police Station'.

Monday 13th March at 7.30pm, Old Dining Room, Peninsula Hotel (side entrance) Railway Parade, Maylands.

April

April Meeting - Member, Pam Hall, having spent many years in the Middle East will give a presentation titled 'Searching for the Queen of Sheba'

Monday 15th April at 7.30pm, Old Dining Room, Peninsula Hotel (side entrance) Railway Parade, Maylands.

Reminder - ANZAC service will be held at the Maylands Memorial, 25th April, 8.30am. Afterwards, join us for a cup of tea at the Old Police Station.

May

May Meeting - Guest Speaker, Dr Jacqueline Styants is a wetland ecologist who specialises in the long-necked freshwater turtles of South-Western Australia Jacqueline will address some of the issues impacting on the turtles and aspects of their ecology.

Monday 20th May at 7.30pm, Old Dining Room, Peninsula Hotel (side entrance) Railway Parade, Maylands.

June

June Meeting - This month, after Brenda Conochie's brief 'Story of Environment House', Environment House's senior Energy Auditor Rob Gulley will cover some easy ways to 'winterise' your home and reduce your utility bills. You're invited to bring your gas, electricity and water bills along for help with unravelling their mysteries!

Monday 17th June at 7.30pm, Old Dining Room, Peninsula Hotel (side entrance) Railway Parade, Maylands.

July

July Meeting - This month, Tina Askam will be giving a presentation on the internet search and archive facility, Trove. She will discuss how to easily access Australian newspaper articles dating back to 1803 and interesting stories she discovered about early Maylands.

Monday 15th July at 7.30pm, Old Dining Room, Peninsula Hotel (side entrance) Railway Parade, Maylands.

August

August Meeting - Guest Speaker, TBA.

Monday 19th August at 7.30pm, Old Dining Room, Peninsula Hotel (side entrance) Railway Parade, Maylands.

September

September Meeting - Guest Speaker, Fran Taylor, author of "The Wind in My Wings" will present a talk on her voyage to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.

Monday 16th September at 7.30pm, Old Dining Room, Peninsula Hotel (side entrance) Railway Parade, Maylands.

October

October Meeting - This month, join us for the AGM for election of office bearers for the coming year, and a report back from the State History Conference of Affliated Societies.

Monday 18th October at 7.30pm, Old Dining Room, Peninsula Hotel (side entrance) Railway Parade, Maylands.

November

November Meeting -This month will feature a video of the reconstruction of the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam, Het Scheepvaarmuseum.

Monday 18th November at 7.30pm, Old Dining Room, Peninsula Hotel (side entrance) Railway Parade, Maylands.

December

December - The Maylands Historical and Peninsula Association Inc Christmas Function will be held at Wing Bo Chinese Restaurant on Monday 9th December at 6.30pm. $25.00, please RSVP Margaret on 93702643. Please bring along a $5 present for secret Santa.

The Maylands Historical and Peninsula Association Inc. invites you to explore our history of Maylands, please enjoy.

A brief history of Maylands.

The Suburb of Maylands developed in two distinct time periods.

1830s to 1900s
From 1830 until about 1900, the Peninsula area was known as Peninsula Farm as it was famous for its agricultural products, which were grown to support the developing city of nearby Perth. It was known as the Peninsula area from 1830 when it was first settled and farmed by the Tranby Settlers, led by Joseph Hardey. 

Joseph Hardey and family were well established, not only as farmers, but also as devout and active leaders of the Methodist Church. They eventually owned all of the land on the Peninsula.

1900s to the Present
After the death of Joseph, his son Richard developed the land for sale for urban settlement in 1903. This coincided with the growth of the Maylands town area which absorbed the Peninsula as a suburb, soon becoming known collectively as Maylands. The main area around the Maylands Railway Station and shopping precinct did not develop until after the railway station was built in 1900. This was to support the Mepham Ferguson Factory, which was established around 1898 to manufacture pipes for the Kalgoorlie Water Scheme.

Maylands developed as a family area from the beginning, with land being cheap for housing. Shops were built in Railway Terrace (renamed Whatley Crescent) from 1898, later extending into Eighth Avenue and Guildford Road.

There were three early hotels, those being the Central Hotel 1902, the Peninsula hotel 1906 and Hoffmans Hotel which used to be on the corner of Guildford road and Rowlands Street.

The Peninsula and later Maylands initially came under the local Government of Perth Road Board and was later renamed the City of Stirling. In 1998 the suburb was transferred to Bayswater City Council with some adjustment to boundaries.