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Capital city of Western Australia located at the intersections of the Swan and Canning rivers. Not to be confused with Perth, capital of Perth-shire, Scotland or Perth, a tiny town in northern Tasmania, OR the one in Canada.

Boom time.

During the early 1840’s, Western Australia experienced it’s first economic boom. This was both contributed to and was fed by a sudden expansion in the settler population. Between 1837 and 1843 the European population in the colony increased by over 50% — The settler population doubled. While that may sound impressive, consider this: The total number of settlers in 1837 was only 2,025 men women and children. There might have been an additional sixty or seventy soldiers, but that was it for a land area…

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