RetroMaps from the State Records Office of Western Australia show the original surveys of Perth up to 100 years ago. The plans were used as part of the installation of the sewerage system. The maps show Inglewood as it was around the 1930s. Survey Circa 1935, slowly hand stitched on silk organza, outlines the streets, subdivisions, and blocks and has helped me understand the size of the land, the structure, the amount of land the golf course takes and the little amount of remaining natural bush that is Inglewood Triangle. The red lines show the original ribbon grant subdivisions. It has me question the layout. Why is there a kink in the road? Why do the block sizes change? The laneways disappear? Look how narrow some of the shops are.

This artwork is part of Suburban Secrets Art Trail & History Walk