Swan Audiowalks

A carte de visite by Alfred Chopin, Listen to his strange and tragic tale on the Guildford walk.

What did archaeologists discover at Guildford that made this area internationally important?

Why was Louis Giustiniani driven out of Guildford and the colony in 1835?

What’s the connection with Guildford that the great tightrope walker Charles Blondin and the famous magician Carter the Great had?

And where exactly is the lost gold mine in the hills behind Guildford?

Audiowalks are a great way to learn about Western Australia’s history while exercising, and easy to use! Simply download the free MP3 to your device, go to the section of the path marked as the beginning of the walk, press play and follow the directions from there. You will be asked to move to identifiable landmarks and listen to an account of the social and natural history associated with that site.

THE SWAN AUDIOWALK IS IN TWO PARTS

The Viveash Audiowalk begins alongside the Woodbridge Riverside Park and follows the path to the Reg Bond Reserve. Along the way you’ll hear the story of how the river was formed millions of years ago and how people have lived, explored and altered it.
The Guildford Audiowalk begins at the car park beside Guildford Station, crosses the railway line and takes a circuit through Stirling Square and Meadow Street. Along the way you’ll hear about some of Guildford’s lesser known residents and what their stories tell us about the Swan Valley and the city.

REMEMBER! Be sun smart: Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide, and don’t forget your water!

Cultural advice provided by Dr Noel Nannup OAM

Audiowalks WA acknowledges the Whadjuk Nyungar people as the traditional owners of this land.

Writer/producer JOHN TOOHEY is an award winning writer who has published books and articles on history and photography. Having gained an Honours degree in History at UWA, he lived in several countries, picking up an M.A. in Art History along the way. His friends find his enthusiasm for old Kodak Brownie cameras tiresome.

If you haven’t seen her, you have no doubt heard narrator MONICA MAIN. She is a local actor with over thirty years experience in theatre, film and radio. Monica has won awards for Rest@The East Perth Cemetery at the 2019 Fringeworld, and The Equity Guild Award for services to the WA Professional Performing Arts Industry.

Audio was recorded and produced at Fremantle Recording Studios by David Jones.