Bessie is remembered for lobbying for civil rights and conservation throughout her lifetime in Perth, promoting the Citizens Committee for the Preservation of Kings Park and the Swan River.

Bessie Rischbieth (1874-1967) championed for the preservation of the Swan River and is best known for taking stand against its reclamation to build the Narrows Bridge.

Her passion for the Swan River is fitting with the Elizabeth Quay project, which reconnects the city with the waterfront, encouraging the people of Perth to enjoy the river’s natural beauty.

Where

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Elizabeth Quay, The Esplanade, Perth WA 6000

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