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This picture is of the very first sunrise of the year. Beautiful, isn't it? =) It was taken from King's Park, which has a fantastic view overlooking the entire city, not to mention Fremantle as well!
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Perth has changed dramatically in the last few decades. With a population around the million mark Perth, quite correctly, sees itself as a modern, dynamic city.

Perth is known for its great personal charm and beauty. The elegant riverside parks, the network of freeways and the languid beauty of the Swan River all combine to give the city grace and distinction.

Today the city is a pleasant mixture of colonial and modern architecture. The city is noted for its fine parks and gardens many of which run along the banks of the Swan River allowing both sightseers and the ubiquitous joggers pleasant views across the river.

The city's economic function within the state has changed since its inception. In 1832 it had a smaller population than Fremantle. It enjoyed a minor boom in the 1830s and 1840s when the area around it started producing substantial amounts of wool and wheat. Another boom occurred in the 1890s with the goldrushes at Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie. In the 1950s a number of industrial suburbs grew up on the outskirts of the city and in the 1960s and 1970s a property boom occurred as an indirect result of the iron and nickel booms of the time.
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I absolutely loved Perth. This was the first place I landed in Oz and I left several times to go up and down the coast, but returned until New Years, then headed East.
My trip along the south western coast is in the travelogue...

  • Last visit to Perth: Jan 2000
  • Intro Written Sep 9, 2002
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