Como’s historic Blue Waters residence vandalised, will still host Art Deco Society of WA 30th anniversary event

Vyonne Geneve (Rockingkam) and Libby Bacich (Shenton Park) from the Art Deco and Modernist Society of WA. Pictures: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d481639
Vyonne Geneve (Rockingkam) and Libby Bacich (Shenton Park) from the Art Deco and Modernist Society of WA. Pictures: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d481639

THE historic Blue Waters residence in Como was vandalised last week while owner David Cavanagh was on holiday.

A housekeeper for the residence called police on April 12 about 3pm, after she arrived to find smashed windows and a broken door.

Police media liaison officer Tanya Tidey confirmed the matter had been reported and inquires were ongoing.

Devastated though undeterred by the vandalism, the Art Deco Society of WA will still hold its 30th anniversary event at the residence on May 6, from 5- 8pm.

Built in 1954 by Mabel and Keith Perron, Blue Waters was a hub of the Perth social scene and is now listed on the Municipal Heritage Inventory of the City of South Perth.

Art Deco Society member Vyonne Geneve said it was an honour to be able to celebrate the groups anniversary in such an iconic building.

“The Society’s mission is to preserve, restore and record buildings and artefacts from the period between the wars in WA, so it is very exciting to celebrate our Anniversary in what was once considered the party palace of Perth,” she said.

“We have themed the night as 1940s Casablanca, which came about as were organising the event and discovered Mr Cavanagh happened to be in Casablanca, Morocco at the time.

“The night is open to all, members or not and promises to a time warp back to the days of old.”

Tickets are available from $50 until April 23.

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