History of Perth
For nearly 40,000 years the area of Perth was occupied by the groups of the Indigenous Noongar people and their ancestors.
The Dutch first visited in the early to mid 17th century and then by the French in 1801. Perth was then discovered again in 1827 by Captain James Stirling.
Perth has slow growth until 1850. where the population was only around 1,400. this grew when convicts arrive to ease its labour shortage. British colonisation and the expansion of settlement soon disrupted Noongar life, culture and customs.
The city significantly flourished when gold was discovered in the 1890's. By 1901, Perth's population grew from 8,447 in 1891 to 27,553, which increased Perth's infrastructure, railways were built, electricity was introduced, the Fremantle Harbour opened and the Perth Mint opened.
Now with a population of 1.74 million living in the Perth metropolitan area, and Western Australia's largest city, it is a much loved city by all travellers, business owners and residents.