St George's Terrace, Perth
St George's Terrace runs parallel to the river. Set into the pavement (in 1979, on the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the colony) are 150 bronze tablets commemorating notable figures in 150 years of Western Australian history.
One of the most photographed landmarks of Perth is the Tudor-style London Court (1937), a shopping arcade which runs between St George's Terrace and Hay Street Mall (pedestrian zone). The northern entrance is a clock tower modeled on London's Big Ben; above the clock are four knights who come into action every quarter of an hour. At the southern entrance is a replica of the Gros Horloge, a 16th C clock tower in Rouen, with figures of St George and the dragon.
The reddish sandstone of the neoclassical Treasury Building (1874) contrasts with the white stucco ornament. The top floor was added in 1905.
The Town Hall (1867) has a large clock tower and small turrets. Showing a remarkable mixture of forms and styles - part neo-Gothic, part French - it was the last building in Perth to be erected by convict labor, just before transportation ceased in 1868.A tablet set into the pavement in Barrack Street marks the spot on which Perth was founded on August 12th 1829.
The Barracks Archway, a four-story Tudor-style structure in mellow orange-red brick, is the only relic of the Pensioner Barracks of 1863, demolished to make way for the Mitchell Freeway.
The Cloisters, a two-story building of 1858 in dark-colored brick, was originally a boys' school. It is now part of the offices of the Mount Newman Mine Company.
Old Perth Boys' School
Opposite King Street, which runs north off St George's Terrace, is the Old Perth Boys' School (1853), a neo-Gothic building of ecclesiastical aspect which was taken over by the Technical College in 1898, and is now occupied by the National Trust, with a well stocked bookshop and gift shop.
The former Palace Hotel (1895) was a grand hotel of gold boom days and is now, after thorough restoration, part of the Rural and Industries Bank of Western Australia.Beyond the Palace Hotel is the bank's modern headquarters, Perth's newest high-rise block, considerably overtopping the older skyscraper of the AMP insurance corporation on the opposite side of the intersection. From the roof terrace of the AMP building there are good views of Perth and its suburbs, extending to the ocean in the west and the Darling Range in the east.
Trinity Church Chapel
The Trinity Church Chapel (1877) is an ornate church in Victorian style.
Aboriginal Arts Gallery
The Aboriginal Art Gallery features works on display and for sale and is run by Aboriginal Arts Australia.
Map of Perth Attractions