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KING'S PARK. Improving Nedlands Approach. A scheme prepared several years ago for the improvement of the suburban roads around King's Park, which has been partly followed in King's Park-road, West Perth, is to be carried out in Win- throp-avenue, Crawley, where a fine vista towards the University buildings will be presented. When the plan was agreed to a broad strip of land was resumed along the edge of the park to provide for a picturesque roadway, and the resump- tion was authorised by Act of Parlia- ment. The parties to the plan—the King's Park Board, the Perth City Council and the Subiaco Municipal Council—were represented at a conference recently, when it was decided to proceed with the work in Winthrop-avenue, subject to final approval by the two councils. The councils would in that event accept re- sponsibility for the work of road-making, estimates for which are being prepared by the City Council staff. Undergrowth is to be cleaned up by the park board. When the roadway is completed two parallel traffic lanes and a concrete pathway will be separated by gardens and trees. It will extend from Stirling- highway (at the University) to the Ned- lands entrance to the park. A Museum in the Park. A proposal was made to the board by the curator of the Perth Museum (Mr. L. Glauert) some months ago, after his return from a world tour, that a museum be established in the park to illustrate the wild life indigenous to it, including marsupials, birds, reptiles and more con- spicuous insects. A member of the board (Mr. S. L. Kessell) recently in- terviewed Mr. Glauert and the general secretary of the museum (Dr. J. S. Battye) about the idea. It was agreed that the proposal should be submitted to the Carnegie Corporation of New York, with a request that it be supported. Mr.. Glauert has now been asked for more details of the plan. Checking Misbehaviour. A report on offences against various by-laws of the park was submitted by the superintendent (Mr. J. E. Watson) to the last meeting of the board. These offences, Mr. Watson reported, appeared to be increasing. Some minor offenders, about 30 children up to 18 years of age, whose names had been taken for riding bicycles on footpaths, had been taken to the office and lectured. He had felt that it was his duty to inform park users who had misbehaved what was required of   them rather than have them punished in the first instance, but the authority conferred on the board to take legal action for breaches of the by-laws could not be disregarded. Other offences had been detected, including the riding of horses on lawns and paths, and several persons had been reported for picking wild flowers. A number of young trees planted out this year had been deliber- ately destroyed by people who had broken the stems off at ground level, but these vandals had not been detected. Offences by motorists, particularly at night, in driving and parking cars in various places other than the road sur- faces and car parks had been greatly reduced by court proceedings, but the practice was still evident. Some per- sons whose names and addresses had been requested by park employees for infringement of the by-laws had indi- cated a certain amount of contempt for park authority. The petrol restrictions might confine to the metropolitan area a large number of people who in the past motored into the country in their leisure. This would probably have the effect of greatly increasing the present number of park users. It would therefore be necessary to enforce the by-laws strictly. The board decided to continue en- forcement of the by-laws.