Perth Airport in colour from the 50s & 60s

August 17, 2018
Perth Airport

Below are a selection of colour images of Perth Airport in the 1950s and 1960s from the Merv Prime Collection unless otherwise noted.

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TAA Vickers Viscount; John Dix Collection

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Various Views of the new terminal built in 1962
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The swans were a popular feature

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BOAC had a regular service using 707s and then VC-10s before giving way to jumbos.
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Cunard Eagle was used for migrant charter flights
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The Orbit Inn (above) was a popular drinking establishment
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The arrivals and departure lounge
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Another view of the terminal with swans in the foreground.


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Ansett-ANA Douglas DC-6B being refueled


  1. Happily remember the black swans and later, the Orbit Inn. First visit, August 1965 as Mum got on a Qantas 707 for the long haul to London, it looked huge and captivating to a 7 year old.... Lived in the flight path of Runway 21, been hooked ever since. Miss the swans and getting so close up to the planes.