The Cloisters

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The Cloisters
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Chizzel
Perth, Australia2,304 contributions
Solo
I have walked past this building a million times and never really taken the time to have a good look at it. It is pleasing that some buildings escaped destruction from modern redevelopment but I really think that a lot more can be done to advertise and promote it as a tourist point. Apart from the architecture and heritage value, what makes this stand out. An opportunity exists to make it an attraction but sadly I'm surprised that it is. Has potential to be better marketed and presented.
Written October 13, 2018
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Barry B
Hoddesdon, UK1,309 contributions
Couples
Good bit of historic buildings, but little in the way of context to understand why it has been retained
Written April 18, 2017
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia26,300 contributions
This is one of few old buildings remaining on St George's Terrace. This was built with convict labor and in 1858 became a school for boys called the Perth Church of England Collegiate School or Bishop Hale's School. It is now a commercial outlet but visit for the history and the architecture.
Written December 31, 2019
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Waddler
York, UK9,640 contributions
Couples
Cloisters is about as ugly a building as exists in Perth. Why anyone would regard it as an attraction is a complete mystery to me.
Written February 19, 2014
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traceyperth
perth48 contributions
Like so many historical buildings in Perth The Cloisters has been overtaken by more "modern" boring buildings as a token gesture to our past. Shame Perth.
Written December 28, 2011
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,219 contributions
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In the year 1858 Perth got its first secondary school for boys in this building named the Cloisters. Bishop Hale was the founder and his boys would later become important contributors to Western Australia's development. The red brick building still stands firm. Project developers were stopped by local protests when they wanted to demolish the building in the 1960s.

To honor Hale his statue with helping hand was erected in front of the main door in 2007. Indeed a significant site if you want to understand Perth's history.
Written March 10, 2019
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Ray T
Perth, Australia215 contributions
Couples
This is one of the few buildings the developers did not push, as they did all over Perth. It is a beautiful building in a nice part of the city. I has been retained lucky for us. worth while to go and have a look.
Written August 8, 2018
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Merilyn_S_12
Darwin, Australia1,000 contributions
I would recommend if you are going to head to the Cloisters go to the City of Perth tour guides first, and go with a tour. They have some interesting history but not easy to uncover by oneself.
Written December 24, 2017
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Diane K
Venice, FL3,717 contributions
Couples
The building is near our hotel and we have passed it each day. It is an interesting old building that sits right in front of a modern sky scraper that is also called The Cloisters. Glad to see that they have preserved one of the historical buildings of Perth in such a charming way.
Written January 20, 2017
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia26,300 contributions
Couples
It is an interesting old brick building with some history although there was little signage to describe what the history was. It is now essentially a place for various businesses and restaurants and apart from the history and that it is old an different it was not that special
Written November 19, 2016
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