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WA Museum – Maritime
Victoria Quay, Fremantle
Museum is open daily, excluding Wednesdays.
For admission fees and opening times go to
See how swimwear
has evolved from
to next to nothing!
Peggy Mofﬁtt modelling Rudi Gernreich topless swimsuit 1964. Photograph by William Claxton
Courtesy Demont Photo Management (w w w.demontphoto.com)
Perth's finest dining room, Star Anise, in Shenton
Park and most recently, Pata Negra in Nedlands.
From edition 5 -- 12 months into this magazine
caper -- Scoop started to bill itself as "The Essential
West Australian Lifestyle guide". By this stage,
David was editing the magazine himself -- with
WA writer (and actor and playwright) Dickon
Oxenburgh as his subeditor -- leading him to com-
ment in his editor's note that the past 12 months
had seemed like 12 years. Footballer Chris Lewis
was on the cover.
But the next edition with Elle McPherson on
the front, is one of the most recognisable early
editions. The WA government had made the con-
troversial decision to bring in the very well-known,
but not West Australian, model in to promote WA.
Scoop got to tag along as the campaign was shot.
Perth food writer and respected critic Jane Cor-
nes started writing for us way back in edition 6. In
this edition local fishing legend Doug Clegg also
offered us the pick of WA table fish and recipes to
go with them. His iconic Trigg fishing shop closed
to become a cafe some years ago, while sadly,
Doug passed away late last year.
In May 1998 we launched a website. Early in
1999 we started to get excited about the millen-
nium, already publishing a list of the best parties
planned for Perth.
As the new century dawned Scoop tracked the
growth of the spa industry and the growing number
of health retreats that were popping up in WA, our
passion for pashminas and Japanese food and the rise
and rise of Howard Sattler's popular brand of radio.
In winter 1999 we painted a space-age picture
of a digital communications revolution that chal-
lenged our imaginations then but which seems
positively commonplace now.
In 2000 we were thrilled at the renovations on
Rottnest which transformed what had become
vermin-infested, run down cottages with barely
ARISTOS PAPANDROULAKIS | edition 2
When we wanted to get the good oil on seafood,
naturally, one of the first places we went to was
eponymously named Aristos, then in Nedlands.
From a Bunbury family with a long-standing
involvement in the restaurant and seafood
business, the charismatic young Aristos (Aaron
to his friends) went from strength to strength
as a restaurateur and as a national television
star on Surprise Chef between 2001-3. After the
show was canned, Aaron was disappointed but
determined not to let his destiny sit in the hands
of anyone else again. These days, with his fam-
ily, he runs a busy wholesale seafood factory in
Bunbury and a national seafood trading office in
Perth. But, never far from a kitchen he also has the
successful Aristos Waterfront restaurant in Bunbury
and earlier this year took over the old Rottnest
Tearooms, now transformed to Aristos Waterfront
on Rotto. He has a busy life divided between Perth
and Bunbury ("I love that new highway!") and can
often be found in the kitchen on Rottnest. He says
Sunday -- which he gets to spend with his wife
and two young daughters at home in Perth -- is his
RYAN BAYLEY | Inspirational 2005
Ryan emerged from the 2004 Athens Games
as the only Australian cyclist ever to have won
two individual Olympic gold medals, winning
almost as much attention for his speed as for
his unconventional, largely junk-food diet Ryan
won gold in the sprint and the keirin at the 2006
Melbourne Commonwealth Games, but was
unplaced in both events at the 2008 Beijing
Olympics. He announced his retirement from the
sport in June 2009. He was last reported to be in
Ipswich Queensland with his girlfriend, working
in a local bike shop.
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