The Resource Interview with Mr Lloyd Stanley Perron, interviewer Julia Wallis

Interview with Mr Lloyd Stanley Perron, interviewer Julia Wallis

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Interview with Mr Lloyd Stanley Perron
Title
Interview with Mr Lloyd Stanley Perron
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interviewer Julia Wallis
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Interviewer
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Language
eng
Summary
Mr Lloyd Stanley Perron was born in King Edward Memorial Hospital in 1922. He lived in 37 Westin Street, Carlisle, on the corner of Archer Street, with his parents Anthony and Edith Perron and his brother Keith, who was 4 or 5 years older. They both went to Carlisle Primary School and Stan still remembers those years. Stan has very pleasant memories of growing up in Carlisle, on an acre of ground with a number of fruit trees, a vegetable garden and a windmill, so they had plenty of water. He also used to go to Tomato Lake and catch tadpoles and canoed on the river. He remembers the Carlisle bus service, and how he used to walk to the theatre near Mint Street on Albany Highway. Archer Street was just two rows of wooden planks. There were three sleepers side by side making one track, and on the other side were another three sleepers with just sand in between. The Kersleys used to train trotters in the sand alongside the sleepers. After a year or so at Carlisle the family moved to Stratham Siding where Stan’s father worked at the quarry until it closed down. He was educated in Helena Valley, Perth Boys School and in Boulder on the Goldfields. He finished school in 1936 with the Top Child award at Boulder Central School. He became involved in the earthmoving business with his brother. The original Perron Brothers site was an old cow shed about 30 x 30 in Shenton Park, exactly where Charles Gairdner hospital is today. It was surrounded by paddocks and there were stables next door. From humble beginnings Perron Bros' became the premier earth moving company in Western Australia. In 1950, the brothers purchased six quarter acre blocks between Maple Street and Orrong Road. It was cheap because it was low lying and the council used to drain all the surrounding land into it. This eventually became the site where the interchange for the Graham Farmer Freeway passes over Great Eastern Highway. Stan had the first bulldozer in Western Australia which was bought from the USA. The company was involved in some major works including clearing and earth moving for landmark sites like the Narrows Foreshore, Perry Lakes Stadium, BP Refinery at Kwinana and the Serpentine Dam project. They also cleared a lot of land around Perth for the State Housing Commission. The land which is now Belmont Forum was a swamp and it was filled in and developed as a shopping centre. In the late 50’s they moved the operation to Belmont Avenue on the corner of Alexander Road. Stan was a foundation member of the Belmont Rotary Club and the only original member still actively involved with the group. They first met at Alberto’s nightclub in Belmont Avenue. Belmont Rotary Club began officially operating in 1960 and Stan was treasurer for the first two years. Stan has been decorated with Paul Harris Fellows and Ruby Awards and Sapphire Awards for his service. Every Thursday Rotary meetings are still held at the Silks Tavern, part of Belmont Forum. Stan continues to work for his company, Perron Group which owns shopping centres throughout Australia
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1922-
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Perron, Lloyd Stanley
Date time place
Interview conducted by Julia Wallis in East Perth, Western Australia, 15 November 2012
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Wallis, Julia
Series statement
City of Belmont Museum Oral History Collection
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  • Perron Bros
  • Belmont Rotary Club
  • Earthmoving
Label
Interview with Mr Lloyd Stanley Perron, interviewer Julia Wallis
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Publication
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Title from audio CD
Accompanying material
transcript (19 pages, bound : portraits, 30cm.)
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • volume
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  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • spoken word
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Extent
1 CD +
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  • audio
  • unmediated
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  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
System control number
(Sirsi) a53956
Terms governing use
Copyright or other restrictions may apply. For public use, contact the City of Belmont Museum.
Label
Interview with Mr Lloyd Stanley Perron, interviewer Julia Wallis
Link
Publication
Note
Title from audio CD
Accompanying material
transcript (19 pages, bound : portraits, 30cm.)
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • volume
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • spoken word
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Extent
1 CD +
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
System control number
(Sirsi) a53956
Terms governing use
Copyright or other restrictions may apply. For public use, contact the City of Belmont Museum.

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