Barracks Arch

Address: Cnr Malcolm and Elder Street Perth WA 6000

Tags: tourist attraction, architecture, heritage

The Barracks Arch is one of Perth's historic landmark buildings.

Barracks Arch was originally part of the 1866 barracks that were built to house the Enrolled Pensioner Guards and their families. The Enrolled Pensioner Force served as guards on convict ships from Britain to Australia. They also protected the citizens of Perth against the convicts until the late 1880s when they were disbanded and replaced with a police force.

The barracks were demolished in 1966, but the Barracks Arch was saved due to a public outcry. This three story building is today an interesting attraction.

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