Perth Western Australia


Coordinates: 31°57′8″S 115°51′32″E

Population: 2,022,044 (2016)

Established: 1829

Area: 6,417.9 km2

Time zone: AWST

# 2,130 km from Adelaide

# 2,652 km from Darwin

# 2,721 km from Melbourne

# 3,288 km from Sydney

Perth is the capital and also the largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. It is the fourth-most populous city in Australia, with a population of 2,022,044 living in Greater Perth. Perth is the most isolated capital city in the world, with the closest capital city being Adelaide at 2,130km to the South East.

Perth is part of the South West Land Division of Western Australia, with the majority of the metropolitan area located on the Swan Coastal Plain, a narrow strip between the Indian Ocean and the Darling. The first areas settled were on the Swan River at Guildford, with the city's central business district and port (Fremantle) both later founded downriver.

Perth, capital of Western Australia, sits where the Swan River which meets the southwest coast. Sandy beaches line its suburbs, and the huge, riverside Kings Park and Botanic Garden on Mt. Eliza offer sweeping views of the city.

Indigenous Australians

The Noongar (Meaning "The People") Indigenous Australians occupied the southwest corner of Western Australia and lived as hunter-gatherers. The wetlands on the Swan Coastal Plain were particularly important to them, both spiritually (featuring in local mythology) and as a source of food.

Early Europeans

The first documented sighting of the region was made by the Dutch Captain Willem de Vlamingh and his crew on 10 January 1697. Subsequent sightings between this date and 1829 were made by other European, but as in the case of t observations made by Vlamingh, the area was considered to be inhospitable and unsuitable for the agriculture that would be needed to sustain a settlement.

Kings Park

Kings Park is one of the largest inner city parks in the world and is visited by more than six million tourists each year - that's three times the population of the State of WA

Kings Park is also home to the Western Australian Botanic Garden, which displays over 3,000 species of the State’s unique flora. Two thirds of the 4.06 km² park is protected as bushland and provides a haven for native biological diversity.

You can enjoy sweeping views of the Swan and canning Rivers, Perth Skyline and the Darling Ranges out to the East. There are walking trails, parklands. The Fraser avenue precinct presents you with immaculate lawns and the states War memorial along with the cafe, souvenir and bookshop. Frasers restaurant and function centre is certainly a great way to sample the best food Perth has to offer.

Before to European settlement Mount Eliza was known as Mooro Katta and Kaarta Gar-up, the Aboriginal names given by the Nyoongar people. The area has been an important ceremonial and cultural place for the Whadjuk tribe who had campsites and hunting grounds in the area.

The first European visitors to the area, Willem de Vlamingh's party, on 11 January 1697 and The Lieutenant Governor of the Swan River Colony, James Stirling,

Officially opened on 10 August 1895, the park was originally called Perth Park and was renamed in 1901 to be King's Park – the apostrophe was later dropped. This was to mark the British throne of King Edward VII and the visit to Perth of George, the Duke of Cornwall and Princess Mary. One of the major roads through the park, May Drive is named in the Princess's honour.

Norman Herfurth

Indigo Photography

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