Sep 14, 2020

Can You Just Imagine?

Just a little bit of history from the local press, back in 1831 Jackadder Lake had a previous name - can you guess?

jackadderThanks to an avid reader of the local media who came upon this little treat!

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.

jackadder_lake_25_02_2019_by_saraeustace91_dd0n67f-fullviewThe 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.


Coming Events

Jan 28, 2021
IOM Club Racing
Jackadder Lake, Woodlands, WA
Sailing from 14:00 - 16:30
Jan 28, 2021
DF95 Club Racing
Jackadder Lake, Woodlands, WA
Sailing from 14:00 - 16:30
Jan 30, 2021
IOM Club Handicap Racing
South Perth, WA
Sailing from 14:00 - 16:30
Mar 13, 2021
2021 WA A Class Bink Frayne Memorial
Jackadder Lake, Woodlands, WA
Racing Times:
All times are local time as available on local mobile phone services.
Day One: 13/03/2021
Registration: 0930 to 1000 hours
Measurement and inspection: 0930 to 1000 hours
Briefing commences: 1015 hours
Warning signal for first race: 1030 hours
Racing concludes: No Race will commence after 1600 hours
Presentation function: As soon as possible after racing ends