The Florence Hummerston Kiosk, originally built in 1928, has been painstakingly relocated and rebuilt on the island.
This local landmark, previously located on The Esplanade, was deconstructed in 2012 and rebuilt at Elizabeth Quay after nearly 85 years and many past lives as restaurants, night clubs and day care centres.
The Kiosk was renamed in 1985 to honour community worker Florence Hummerston (1889-1983), who was the first female councillor elected to Perth City Council and a tireless campaigner for women. Some of her achievements included:
- becoming vice-president of the Women’s Service Guilds of Western Australia from 1937-40;
- helping to establish the Women’s Australian National Service during World War II;
- setting up an emergency housekeeping service in 1943, the Wanslea Hostel (for Children of Sick Mothers), which she directed for 25 years; and
- launching the League of Home Help for Sick & Aged in 1953 and Meals on Wheels in 1954.
The Florence Hummerston Kiosk will house the Isle of Voyage restaurant in 2016.
Elizabeth Quay, The Esplanade, Perth WA 6000