Mueller Park

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Mueller Park is a park in Subiaco, Western Australia, situated between Perth Modern School and Subiaco Oval.[1] It originally comprised the land area which included Subiaco Oval and in the early 1900s housed tennis, croquet, bowls, cricket and football clubs.[2][3]

The park is named after German botanist Ferdinand von Mueller who described several hundred species of Australian flora and who participated in and promoted the exploration of Australia in the mid-nineteenth century.

In December 1916 the park was renamed Kitchener Park in response to war-time sensitivities.[4] Present day Roberts Road and Winthrop Avenue (Nedlands) were renamed from Mueller Road and Ferdinand Street respectively at the same time. The park currently comprises 4.3 hectares (11 acres).

In 1981 the park was renamed back to its original name when the two-tier stand redevelopment of Subiaco Oval was completed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mueller Park City of Subiaco website
  2. ^ "MUELLER PARK.". The Sunday Times. Perth: National Library of Australia. 26 April 1914. p. 2. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "BOWLS.". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 7 October 1911. p. 13. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "KITCHENER PARK.". Western Mail. Perth: National Library of Australia. 12 March 1942. p. 35. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 

Coordinates: 31°56′41″S 115°50′04″E / 31.9446°S 115.8344°E / -31.9446; 115.8344