Cannington Hotel

The Cannington Hotel built in 1890, was an important place to some people in the community.

A place for many things, but most of all a cold pint:
Jean Allen tells the story of how her father [Charlie Grose], who loved a beer, would stop at the Cannington Hotel, on the last run of the day. Telling his passengers that he had a parcel to collect, Charlie would nip into the pub where his beer would be waiting on the counter. He would return to the bus, showing his passengers the parcel he had collected, not telling them it was a brick wrapped in brown paper that he had left at the pub previously that day (Buchanan and Dalais, 2014, pg 17). Did you know Grose Avenue in Cannington is named after the Grose family?


Audio spoken by Katherine Healy.

Address - 1419 Albany Highway, Cannington

Images courtesy of Local History Collection and Etienne Brits.

Cannington Primary School

Schooling commenced in Cannington in 1892 in the Congregational Church on Albany Highway. The land for the Cannington School was bought from Edwin Cockram in 1897. In 1898, a one teacher school was built and opened with 52 pupils enrolled. 

So what was it like going to school early 20th Century in the City?

“At the age of six, that would be about 1912. Went to the Cannington School, that was my starting and finishing school….Some of them actually came from Riverton and they used to walk to school…I know the family from Riley Road that used to, some kids even used to swim the river, to come across to attend school. Subjects…just reading writing and arithmetic…the two books that I can… is the Oxford and Temple reader…they were the books actually…the only books that I can remember that we had in school” (F.G. Mason (LHC Oh 17 pg 13 -15) (Buchannan and Dalais, 2014).


Audio spoken by Katherine Healy.

Address - 1382 Albany Highway, Cannington

Images courtesy of Local History Collection and Etienne Brits.
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