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The city of Perth in Western Australia was named by Captain James Stirling in 1829 after Perth, Scotland, in honour of the birthplace and parliamentary seat in the British House of Commons of Sir George Murray, Secretary of State for War and the Colonies.
An 1859 watercolour of Fremantle Prison, by Henry Wray (1824-1900)

An 1859 watercolour of Fremantle Prison, by Henry Wray (1824-1900)

A stereoscopic image of The Causeway, circa 1862

A stereoscopic image of The Causeway, circa 1862

Central Government Offices, Treasury Building, St George's Terrace, Perth under construction 1889

Central Government Offices, Treasury Building, St George's Terrace, Perth under construction 1889

The Cloisters on St George's Terrace in 1900

The Cloisters on St George's Terrace in 1900

Fremantle Prison inmates and main front

Fremantle Prison inmates and main front

View of Perth from the Lower Terrace of the King's Park

View of Perth from the Lower Terrace of the King's Park