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The Swan River Colony. Perth was founded in 1829 largely because the British feared the French would establish a colony in Western Australia. ... Perth was named after the birthplace of Sir George Murray who was British Secretary of State for the Colonies when the city was founded in 1829.


Perth in Western Australia is sometimes mistaken for Perth in Scotland, and it happens for a reason. In fact, James Stirling, the first governor of Western Australia, named the city after Perth, Scotland in the year 1829 in honour of the birthplace of Sir George Murray, who was the Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, and held that position in the British House of Commons in Perth, Scotland














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History Matagarup Bridge
Foot bridge East Perth to Burswood

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memorial / Monument on Swan river in 2 places


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2019.10.31 / Burswood / Belmont bike trail along the river lots of nature Bilya Kard Boodja Lookout fbk grp wa tourism 
2011.11.01 / Burswood Helicopter scenic tour at the Casino Corsaire at Burswood Helicopter Scenic Flights fbk grp wa tourism 
2019.11.10 / Perth river south Tour: floating Bar evenings  Floating Bar fbk grp wa tourism 
2019.11.10 / Kings Park walk the tower up and up for the view DNA Tower fbk grp wa tourism 
2019.11.10 / South Perth foreshore funcats boat hire get wet and adventure Funcats Watersports fbk grp wa tourism 
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