Australia - Perth and Western Australia

Perth has a population of some 2 million. It is located on the Swan Coastal Plain between the Indian Ocean and Darling Scarp. Perth was originally founded by Captain James Stirling in 1829 and gained city status in 1856. The city was named for Perth, Scotland, by influence of Sir George Murray, then British Secretary of State for War and the Colonies. Western Australia occupies the western third of Australia and is its largest state. Its economy mainly relies on mining, agriculture and tourism.
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Shark Bay, WA: The Zuytdorp Cliffs are some of Australia’s least known yet most spectacular cliffs, forming an almost unbroken arc between Steep Point and the township of Kalbarri, a distance of some 200 kilometres. The cliffs, rising ominously out of the Indian Ocean to heights of up to 200 metres, were named after the Dutch ship the Zuytdorp, wrecked against the base of the cliffs in 1712.

Shark Bay, WA: The Zuytdorp Cliffs are some of Australia’s least known yet most spectacular cliffs, forming an almost unbroken arc between Steep Point and the township of Kalbarri, a distance of some 200 kilometres. The cliffs, rising ominously out of the Indian Ocean to heights of up to 200 metres, were named after the Dutch ship the Zuytdorp, wrecked against the base of the cliffs in 1712.

Marble Bar, Western Australia -- Australia's Hottest Town -- Between October 1923 and April 1924, the town set a world record of 160 consecutive days of temperatures above 37.8 celsius.

Marble Bar, Western Australia -- Australia's Hottest Town -- Between October 1923 and April 1924, the town set a world record of 160 consecutive days of temperatures above 37.8 celsius.

A giant granite flared slope. Wave Rock (Rock Ola), Western Australia.  One of the oldest rocks on Earth. Its distinctive shape is caused by erosion of 60 million years. Photo: Getty Images

A giant granite flared slope. Wave Rock (Rock Ola), Western Australia. One of the oldest rocks on Earth. Its distinctive shape is caused by erosion of 60 million years. Photo: Getty Images

Nature's patterns. National Park - Kalamina Gorge, Karijini, Western Australia. Photo by Christian Fletcher.

Nature's patterns. National Park - Kalamina Gorge, Karijini, Western Australia. Photo by Christian Fletcher.

Bibbulmun Track, Western Australia: The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world's great long distance walk trails, stretching nearly 1000kms from Kalamunda, a suburb in the hills on the outskirts of Perth, to the historic town of Albany on the south coast. It passes through the heart of the scenic South West of Western Australia.

Bibbulmun Track, Western Australia: The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world's great long distance walk trails, stretching nearly 1000kms from Kalamunda, a suburb in the hills on the outskirts of Perth, to the historic town of Albany on the south coast. It passes through the heart of the scenic South West of Western Australia.

Hannan Street holds an interesting collection of architectural styles including, Edwardian, Moorish and Art Nouveau, amongst them is the Exchange Hotel - Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

Hannan Street holds an interesting collection of architectural styles including, Edwardian, Moorish and Art Nouveau, amongst them is the Exchange Hotel - Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

Mine, Western Australia- Kalgoorlie's open pit gold mine, the only one in the world, designed by a convicted criminal, read about it in "The Con".

Mine, Western Australia- Kalgoorlie's open pit gold mine, the only one in the world, designed by a convicted criminal, read about it in "The Con".

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