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Re: Impression about Perth, Australia

DrFumblefinger ·
I've actually visited Perth, attending a medical meeting there some years back. I really enjoyed the city. Mostly modern, but with historic colonial era buildings. Very friendly people, especially considering they're all descended from convicts (a point of pride and good humor with them, I found). Perth was a good springboard for a road-trip around southwestern Australia, including a drive up to Shark's Bay, through the wildflower way (am I remember that name correctly), down to the large...
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GarryRF ·
" considering they're all descended from convicts " Very cruel DrF ! With the discovery of gold just outside Bathurst in 1851, the nature of Australian migration changed completely. People arrived in far greater numbers and from more varied backgrounds than ever before. Between 1851 and 1861 over 600,000 came and while the majority were from Britain and Ireland, 60,000 came from Continental Europe, 42,000 from China, 10,000 from the United States and just over 5,000 from New Zealand and the...
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Re: Impression about Perth, Australia

DrFumblefinger ·
You understand that it was a joke, GarryRF. Perth is not far from Freemantle, where you'll find the oldest building in Australia, the Round House. It was built to be a prison. Says a lot about the Aussie founding fathers' priorities, don't you think?! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round_House I don't recommend you visit the Round House, Garry. They would likely never let you out. But do visit nearby Perth! It's a great city.
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GarryRF ·
My 3 kids lived and worked in Australia for a year. I loved going to Oz to visit them. Once in summer and once in winter. We accept young folks from Australia to live and work here in the UK as part of the Commonwealth of countries. Like Oz does for our kids. As you say Aussies are proud of their convict heritage and are often disappointed to find they have ancestors who merely migrated. I have lots of relatives in Oz today - mostly found using the internet. Its surprising when we swop...
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Impression about Perth, Australia

Bliss Around The Corner ·
Hi Guys,   just a quick question - what's the first thing that comes in your mind when someone mentions Perth, Australia? I am curious to know how it is perceived from outside. Also, would you agree with these, or would you have your own...
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Qantas plans 19-hour nonstop, London to Perth

PHeymont ·
Qantas, Australia's flag carrier is planning to offer first-ever non-stop service to the UK with a planned route between London and Perth. At just under 9,000 miles, it would be the world's longest flight.   The airline plans to fly the route...
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