The history of bells goes back to as early as 4000 years when the Chinese cast the first bells and initially they were used as instruments to chase evil spirits, announce festive occasion and some even believed they had the power to change weather.
Bells in Australia also have a rich past with periods of great British influence; an example of this is the bells of the Perth Bell Tower. Also known as Swan Bells as the tower overlooks the charming Swan River, it is amongst the must see sites of Western Australia. There is also evidence to support the fact that these bells were rung when James Cook began his exploratory voyage, one which resulted in him discovering Australia.
Twelve of these bells once belonged to St. Martin-in-the-Fields cathedral of Trafalgar Square, London while six others were cast by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, adding to a total of eighteen bells. The bells of St. Martin-in-the-Fields dates to the beginning of the 14th century, and were recast in the 16th century as per the request of Queen Elizabeth I. They were once again recast during the 17th century by King George II. Most royal bells are kept in England because of their historical significance, and these bells are the only ones that can be traced back to having an origin in England but not kept in the country.
Another interesting fact about the Perth Bell Tower is that the ceramic tiles around this structure were donated by schools in Western Australia and hand written names of all students studying at these various schools in 1999.
The city of Perth also has many other historical landmarks including Kings Park, a landscape that was created in 1872 and has a breathtaking display of the wild flowers and endemic plant species of Australia. The art gallery of Western Australia which started its display in 1895 is also located in Perth. HIS Majesty’s Theatre and Heather Ledger Theatre are marvelous places to watch plays and showcase annual shows including the world famous production by the Black Swan theatre company.
Most Perth Apartment accommodation are located with convenience in mind. However if you are looking for something that is within easy access to all these tourist hotspots and many more, such as the Perth Zoo, Swan Valley and St. Georges Terrace then Somerset St Georges Terrace Perth would be an ideal holiday residence. It is a 30 minute drive from the Perth National Airport and has made a name for itself amongst Perth Serviced Apartments.