The Empire Commonwealth Games are back. A good time to reflect on when we hosted it back in 1962. Little old Perth got a bit of a makeover as a result. Wide streets (Underwood Ave) new housing for an athletes village that was then sold off as a suburb (Floreat - I'm exaggerating here but you get my drift) and brand new sporting venues - Perry Lakes, Beatty Park and all the rest...

The beginnings of Perry Lakes Stadium
Perry Lakes Stadium
Opening ceremony
1962 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Competitors Team Photograph
Beatty Park Aquatic Centre
Games Village gate with added Ford Falcon
Murray Street decorated for Empire Games, 1962
TVW 7 technicians broadcast the 1962 Commonwealth and Empire Games from Perry Lakes Stadium
1962 Perth Commonwealth Games Aerogramme