A point in time...

Situated at the foot of Forrest Street, the jetty was completed towards the end of 1907.  Constructed of wood, it was almost 116m long and 3m wide, with a rotunda about half way along its length, and a boat landing platform at the end.  

The jetty was often used by thrill seekers who would launch themselves into the water; much to the dismay of the Cottesloe Roads Board who, in the early years of the jetty's operation, actively discouraged both the Surf Life Savers and the public from using the jetty for diving practice.

The jetty also became a major attraction for the area with brass bands playing every Sunday and on public holidays at the rotunda.  Passengers from the Zephyr pleasure steamer would disembark to listen to the music before heading off to Rottnest Island.  

A second jetty was opened in 1922 just north of the main jetty.  Fishing, diving and moonlit evening strolls were all popular pastimes, which made the jetty a big drawcard for the area. 

However, the jetty was continually battered by storms and heavy seas. This, together with damage caused by the wood boring Teredo Worm, rendered most of the jetty unsafe for use and despite attempts by the Council to save the iconic structure, the Government declared it to be a public liability which needed to be demolished.  

In 1952, the jetty was blown up with a charge of gelignite.

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