A collection of historical items from the archives and this link to images starting from 2012 :
Jackadder Lake was known as Mews Lake in 1831, as the original grant was assigned to early pioneer Thomas Mews (not Robert). By 1842 the lake was known as Jackadup and later changed to Jackadder. The Manning family aquired the land around the lake before 1900 and built a limestone cottage on the property, going on to establish a dairy.
The dairy was later leased to Robert Bruce who expanded it into one of the largest in the district. The photo was taken around 1907 and shows Mr Bruce and his cattle herd grazing on the edge of the lake. The fresh milk was sent daily to a depot in Jolimont and then distributed to households around Perth.
Can you just imagine if the name was never changed?
Thanks to an avid reader for the news clipping, apologies source unknown.
Saturday 's "Weekend West" last weekend held a little secret on page 19. Our man Peter made a cameo appearance promoting the sport of Radio Sailing as well as Perth Radio Sailing Club. Well done Peter - better you than me!
Unfortunately, the weed at Jackadder Lake has reared its ugly head again this summer, and the lake has become unsailable, with boats running into clumps of weed and having plenty of weed hanging off the keel every time you bring the boat in. Perth Radio Sailing Club will move operations to the lake at Sir James Mitchell Park in South Perth for the foreseeable future. The calendar on the website will be updated to reflect this change.
In the New Year, we will have to have a trial visit to a few alternative venues, to see whether there is a good sailing spot we can use for the club's sailing program.
A website still exists of a Flickr account housing a number of older photos of events gone by. Follow this link