Perth City, Perth
What brought him his fame?
In 2001 Jamie received the Logie for Most Popular New Male Talent and Backyard Blitz won the Logie for Most Popular Lifestyle for two successive years in 2001 and 2002.
Jamie, originally from Manly in Sydney, spent much of his childhood in the mining town of Tom Price in north Western Australia before moving to the Gold Coast where he completed high school.
He spent the next eight years travelling and working overseas in Europe, Asia and the United States where he had a successful modelling career.
Jamie is an accomplished gymnast who has performed in cabaret shows as an acrobat and trapeze artist and with the troupe Manpower which he also managed between 1990 and 1996.
Between 1994 and 1996, Jamie trained with some of the cast of Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas and mastered a specialised trapeze movement, the Russian flying act.
In 2001 Jamie relished the chance to again explore the world of Cirque du Soleil and hosted the one-hour special Cirque du Soleil – Alegría for the Nine Network.
Jamie featured in James Houston’s photographic art book, Raw, which was shot on location throughout the United States. He has also appeared in commercials and twice been a Cleo bachelor.
His television credits include hosting Dig This, a series of short gardening programs for Foxtel, and One West Waikiki, from the maker of Magnum PI, Glen A. Larson, in which he appeared alongside Cheryl Ladd.
On returning to Sydney in 1997 Jamie established a landscape design business, Patio, which provides landscape design for commercial and domestic gardens in Australia and internationally, with clients in the United States and Hong Kong.
Jamie has completed a four-year Associate Diploma in Landscape Design from Ryde Horticultural College.
Fondest memory: Fondest memory would be when my daughter and I met up with him at the Burswood Spring Home Expo 2003.
Visit Kings Park
Go by ferry to Freo
Jump on a free cat bus
Take a day trip to Rotto
Get a day train/bus pass and go
to Hillaries Boat Harbour
Watch a sunset on a northern beach.
Fondest memory: Outside of Perth -
Yanchep National Park.
Twilight Beach, Esperance.
Wave Rock, Hyden.
Cape Le Grand National Park.
And sticking one foot in the Indian ocean and one foot in the Southern Ocean at Augusta.
Monkey Mia, Pinnicals & Broome.
Ps. Often wondered why WA is full of 'Up' towns? There's Manjumup, Coolbellup, Joondalup, Myalup, Yunderup, Yallingup, Wattleup, Boyanup, Quindalup.
I could go on forever. Perhaps they wish they were 'up' ...... in Qld? Haha ...lol.
Quite often you get the addresses but don't know where they are? Well here is a Perth street map. Hopefully it'll help you know where the streets are.
Also a helpful site for maps & directions is whereis.com.au
Australians love music as much as people everywhere else in the world. The invention of the MP3 player, however, is not yet known down under...
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The lively pedestrian streets in Perth City, Hay Street and Murray Street, become open air stages when street musicians and other performers put on their shows. Best during peak shopping times like Friday afternoon and Saturday. Get yourself an icecream, smoothie, milkshake and watch and listen...
If you enjoy the performance, throwing a coin into the hat or whatever the busker has put up is just fair!
Check out the sites and sounds of Perth City, including Hay St. Mall, London Court, Perth Mint. There are frequently very entertaining street performers in Murray St.
Kings's Park gives spectacular views of the City and Swan River not to be missed.
Fondest memory: Cruising on the Swan River.
Favorite thing: Although there aren't as many bars/pubs as in Northbridge, the City's Center offers a lot of off beat restaurant choices with some nice pedestrian walkways. There are also a ton of shops with just about everything one could want, both practical and touristy.
Favorite thing: Please click on the link for a map to help find your way around Perth
Fondest memory: Where old buildings have been demolished, just the facade has been left. Presumably these will remain in place as a new building is built behind?
Favorite thing: Make Sure you visit Perth City, they is plenty to see and do. There are a variety of City hotels ranging from 3 star to 5 star.
Favorite thing: When you're in Perth you should spend some time walking around the city...walk out to Kings Park for a great view of the city then back in along the waters edge...
Favorite thing: You find skyscrapers in the CBD of Perth, but only a few minutes walk and the streets look like this - friendly, a bit old-fashioned, inviting.... I loved that.
Favorite thing: Get out and walk!!! I took this picture while I was wondering around town one day. I love to get lost in a city and wander around until I figure out where I am.
Did you know...
Perth the capital city of Western Australia, is the most isolated capital city in the world.
Fondest memory: There is an information kiosk in the main shopping area, near to the station, where maps and general information can be obtained.