June 7, 2009

Perth's Abandoned Buildings - Campus of Death


An entire campus, abandoned for years, in the middle of Perth's northern suburbs. A restaurant, library, lecture theatre, scores of classrooms and other buildings. VCR's, band-saw with the wood-shavings still on, film projectors, electronic equipment, cash, and miscellaneous office furnishings. A state of suspended animation - everyone just got up and left. Won't somebody think of the children?



This was the library. Ironically, interior design students now travel back to this site to see how it should be done.





The dining room - where students would serve up meals prepared in the extensive kitchen facilities. Plenty of industrial, 120cm, stainless steel, cast iron hob, gas ovens still on-site (BYO trailer). Top left, there is a row of windows. They are actually the outside of an interior upper-level tunnel, a dark passage joining two second floor plant-rooms. Put me down for the first game of laser-tag.


Lecture theatre. Have you seen Animal House recently? This place was like Delta House fraternity had taken over the entire Faber College campus. A little less Douglas Neidermyer, Sergeant at Arms, and a little more Bluto Blutasrsky, alcoholic, is exactly what Perth needs.


One of the many classrooms. With this many rooms, the interior decoration currently being undertaken is a huge job, and very much a work in progress.



The lab. Not a griffin beaker, volumetric flask, or serological pipette to be seen. In other unrelated news, Perth's 50th meth-lab was busted this week.


Get those ovens, they are flying out the door.


The main classroom block was three levels high. Clearly, the decorators had really put in some quality time on this part of the campus over the last few years, and the results are showing. A recent survey of ex-students showed that (87.6%) thought the campus looked better now.




Since the demise of the Atlantis Marine Park, the northern suburbs of Perth have been sorely missing a tourist attraction they can call their own. Hillary's Marina tried, and failed. Burns Beach caravan park, prior to recent urban sprawl, had all the right elements. Dizzy Lamb Park, had it been left to develop into the abandoned-zombie-land it was always destined to be, would have made the grade (these things don't happen over-night). However, as it stands, this is quite simply the only place north of Walcott St that can really lay claim to being one of Perth's truly iconic tourist attractions.

43 comments:

sanjeev said...

thats unbelievable.

nice work nate

Nate VL II said...

Thanks sanj, it is pretty special.

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Henry said...

Great Blog

Where is the address to these places? would love to go visit there in person.

Nate VL II said...

Thanks Henry - I have been advised not to put the address on the blog. Google should help you find what you are looking for...

The Worst of Perth said...

This is really a great location and some excellent photos of it.

Nate VL II said...

Thank you very much TWOP. Your site has kept me amused for some time now, keep up the good fight.

Anonymous said...

Oh the humanities!

method6155 said...

Please do not disclose the locations :) It will end the fun for alot of genuine urban explorers

N. said...

Hey Method, I agree. However, in this case, I knew the building was ready to be demolished. In fact, it is, right now, in the process of disappearing forever....

clareberries said...

it's carine abandoned tafe, somewhat close to the highschool. just search it on google earth

N. said...

Google Earth is outdated, the entire campus is currently being demolished. Another one bites the dust...

Anonymous said...

CARINE TAFE: That's insane, I cant believe I was there in 2000 doing a hospitality course and now 10yrs later it doesn't exist..... what in the hell happened?

Anonymous said...

WOW! I live a few streets away. Never saw (m)any people in there and found it a tad strange...

If only I knew! Incredible.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if this is still there? Is it still as awesome in the photos?

Anonymous said...

yeah i wannna go check this out, adventure time :) is it still there?

Anonymous said...

nope its all gone i was a mechanic at carine tafe many years ago i watched it get demolished and stle every thig left there stainless steel ovens auto gear airconditioners found cash .. strange they left every thing there but i made a few grand from it thanks

Anonymous said...

check out 47 partrige road caversham abandoned mansion with lake and all ?? cant find out why its abaondoned anyone know let me know

Anonymous said...

It Was Abandernd Becose The Owner Fall Into Finantal Difaceltys So DFesided To Abandern the buildsing

I should Know i was Thare Whan The Guy Got Sentenced for Tex Avasion

Anonymous said...

LOL, I went there to study Electronic Engineering,
Fun times!

Dray said...

hi, i love tha work, and i really like the place, would u please be able to email the address to this place so i can find it, id love to make a movie here, cheerz mate

BROKEN_DREAMZ_15@HOTMAIL.COM

Anonymous said...

Sad, I was at Carine Tafe in 1990 !!!

Anonymous said...

Wow where is this? I am having a strange thing at the moment looking at abandoned building photos. Recently been in love with the Old Power Station in Fremantle photos. :)

Anonymous said...

Can ppl please email me any of the addresses
of
old abandoned buildings or theme parks or schools would love to go and take a few photos I've had
a thing for abandoned place or haunted place for acwhile
thanx
thatbeckybiatch@hotmail.com

N. said...

Sorry, I can't promise to email, but when each new post is made, I'm sure you will figure out where the building is. That's part of the fun! Tracking down the locations that are hidden from most people!

N. said...

PS - this building has now been demolished. Completely gone!

Anonymous said...

The buildings were used by the TRG and SES for training a few weeks before they were demolished.
they were still educational to the end.

Anonymous said...

I used to ride through there every day on the way to carine high school, for 5 years... its amazing to see this now, only 11 years later since i graduated.

Glenn said...

Same here - went to Carine High and this place was just over the road so to speak. I'd been in there heaps of times, and now it's GONE

Gemma said...

I graduates this year, and in 2009 thats where i spent all my time with my friends instead of going to school, I went to carine high, and we wagged and went to the TAFE all year was most really amazing and fun as a rebel teen.

Chris said...

Damn, I wanted to take a look around. I drove past the other night, whole place looks like it's fenced off with warning stating it's a demolition site. Wish I had known earlier to take a look, something fascinating about abandoned sites, especially when everything's just been left there. I am sure perth is full of many other abandoned goodies though! Props to a great blog too :)

Anonymous said...

Hey what a dope site and blog. I use to come here all the time to chill and paint. One sneaky one even above, good times. Yes it used to be pretty freaky painting in there when all the TRG rocked up for shooting practice. When Cragie became hot for a while this was a great place for kings to paint a day spot that was reasonably relaxed. Shame it got the bulldoze like most of the fresh spots in this town.

lady nor said...

So many great memories at Carine TAFE... I studied hospitality there, 1999/2000... Very sad :(

matty p said...

I still can't believe that I was only able to briefly explore this place back in 2007 as an adventurous 13 year old, I live in duncraig and its so easily accessible right off marmion ave. shame it was demolished last year some time

Anonymous said...

hey whats the address
can i have it

Ellie Moesker said...

is there anywhere else like this place

Anonymous said...

The reason it was left in a hurry and sad state is because there was a ghost found in the toilets.
That's why TRG went in with their assult and sniper rifles but no luck.....then ghost busters were called

Rob D said...

Wow. I studied laboratory practices here back in the early eighties. Great campus, great memories. Sad it's gone. The grey walls were a little ugly, though. Should've got street artists in then to do it up!

Anonymous said...

i studied here way back in 91. Man i feel old now.
The main multistory block was known as Alcatraz

Anonymous said...

God if lived just down the road from it for all my life and I now want to go explore abandoned building but it was knocked down 2 years ago :/

Anonymous said...

What a waste! Great pics though!

Felicitas Soares said...

Hey. Does anyone know where it is?
Please send me the adress via email. I need it for a school projekt.

erif.no.lrig@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Parkour FTW!!!!!!! L0L could somebody please email me the address of an abandoned building (preferably a school or hospital, the freakier the better) to do some photography/parkour/documentry making.

Thanks

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