Perth Western Australia the Outback

Perth  Western Australia   the Outback

If you need help operating a phone in Australia, want to find out what's on the communications forefront in the country, or look up a number, a helpful contact is the Australian Communications Authority (

Author: Holly Smith

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781588437808

Category: Travel

Page: 110

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Following is an excerpt from this extensive & highly detailed guide by a lifetime resident of Australia. The guide covers all the hotels, restaurants, sights to see and activities, from beachgoing to hiking, kayaking to exploring the Outback and the cultural attractions. Australia's largest state takes up nearly a third of the continent, filling some 2,525,250 square kilometers with a diverse mix of extreme and wonderful landscapes. The balmy seaside capital of Perth and its thriving southern suburb of Fremantle, where 1.4 of the state's 1.8 million residents live, are spread along Australia's southwest edge, just north of the Cape Naturaliste hook. South of here, lush river valleys and coastal parks stretch east for more than 1,620 km, while north of Perth, along the rough edge of the Indian Ocean, towns are far and few, with vast natural parklands coloring in the empty spaces between them. The country's westernmost town, Coral Bay, lies halfway up the coast, from where the land cuts back east and north toward Port Hedland and Broome. And still the state sprawls on, further northeast through the great, dry plains of the Kimberley, and south through endless expanses of gold and red desert. Within these great, barren stretches and along the coastlines, however, are hidden treasures that for the past century have fueled much of Australia's economy. The famous goldfields, where fortune-seekers thronged in the late 1800s, surround the southern Outback city of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Mineral sands and deposits of bauxite, the source for the country's massive aluminum industry, are tucked along the state's southwest edge. Around the Kimberley, or the far northwest, natural gas is the abundant resource, tapped in enormous quantities from the Northwest Shelf. The Pilbara, along the north-central coast, has the world's most extensive iron-ore deposits. And this is all not to mention the world-famous pearls found offshore of Broome, which rack up some US$200 million in yearly exports alone, or the Argyle Diamond mine of the same region, which produces more diamonds a year than anywhere else on the planet. In short, this is a massive state where riches and resources are only just being discovered. Million-hectare cattle stations stretch far and wide; broad national parks with million-year-old natural phenomena take their places in patchwork fashion around them; and thousands of kilometers of desolate, unexplored lands fill the gaps in between. You could wander here for a year and not run into a soul if you were well-prepared, or you could skirt between desert, ocean, and river excursions. There's plenty of history and culture surrounding every settlement, too, providing for a well-rounded adventure experience that delves deep into a very unique blend of environments. With more than 63 national parks, bushwalking is the number-one activity, followed closely by four-wheel-drive adventures. The entire state is edged by the ocean, with magnificent reefs around the center, so diving and snorkeling, boating, windsurfing, and other watersports are all possibilities. Historic cultural excursions take place in the center and the far north Aboriginal lands, while modern encounters might have you wine-tasting through the southwest Margaret River vineyards. You can cycle around the coast, rock climb and abseil in the rugged mountains, explore caves in the central region, camel trek in the desert, kayak the southern rivers, dive and snorkel along remote reefs, and surf chic Perth swells or lonely Pacific bays. The possibilities are as endless as the land, for the state is only just being chiseled into a major adventure destination, and it's a place where you truly have the chance to trail-blaze, get lost, and discover something entirely new about the world - and your own character within it.
Categories: Travel

Western Australia

Western Australia

WA - The Mining State Between 1938 and 1960, the Australian government banned all iron exports, saying that there might not be enough iron ore left to supply local needs. Since this restriction was lifted, the mining industry in Western ...

Author: Linsie Tan

Publisher: Redback Publishing

ISBN: 9780994624772

Category: Western Australia

Page: 32

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Western Australia is the largest state in Australia and has a capital city than can claim to be the most isolated in the world. With a sparse population and vast areas of desert and wilderness, Western Australia is a resource-rich state. Its mining industry powers its economy and also underpins the wealth of the whole nation. Find out about the massive developments in irrigation and port facilities, and then wonder at Western Australia's breathtaking national parks. - Aboriginal history and culture - Maps, timelines, statistics - Historic illustrations - Covers geography, history, economics, government - Biographies of notable people - Australian Primary Curriculum
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The Shore Whalers of Western Australia

The Shore Whalers of Western Australia

Kendall Whaling Museum, Massachusetts Gara, T. 1983 The Flying Foam Massacre: An incident on the northwest frontier, Western Australia. In M. Smith (ed) Archaeology at ANZAAS 1983. Western Australian Museum, Perth. pp 86–94 Garden, ...

Author: Martin Gibbs

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 9781920899622

Category: Navigation

Page: 171

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Every winter between 1836 to 1879 small wooden boats left the bays of southwest Western Australia to hunt for migrating Humpback and Right whales. In the early years of European settlement these small shore whaling parties and the whale oil they produced were an important part of the colonial economy, yet over time their significance diminished until they virtually vanished from the documentary record. Using archival research and archaeological evidence, The Shore Whalers of Western Australia examines the history and operation of this almost forgotten industry on the remote maritime frontier of the British Empire and the role of the whalers in the history of early contact between Europeans and Aboriginal people. Dr Martin Gibbs is a senior lecturer in the Department of Archaeology of the University of Sydney and the President of the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology.
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A Concise History of Western Australia

A Concise History of Western Australia

George H. Agriculture in Western Australia 1829-1979. University of Western Australia Press, 1979 'Cygnet'. Swan River Booklets No. 4. Paterson and Brokensha Pty Ltd. Perth, 1935 Dowson. John. Old Albany. Albany Chamber of Commerce and ...

Author: Russell Earls Davis

Publisher: Woodslane Press

ISBN: 9781925868227

Category: History

Page: 196

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This second edition has been brought up to date following the latest developments in the state. The human history of Western Australia, as of all Australia, stretches back some 60,000 years. It is often assumed that European colonisation was very recent relative to the rest of Australia, but in fact it was contemporary with the first penal colony in Queensland, and while a South Australian settlement was still a gleam in Londons eye. Albany was first settled in 1826 and the Swan River settlement (later to become Perth) in 1829. It was also the first part of Australia to be even seen by Europeans: the Portuguese back in the early 1600s. The first 60 or 70 years of European settlement were very difficult, but when the gold rushes came in the late 1800s, WA was set on the path of mineral wealth that still drives its economy today.
Categories: History

Rockshelter Excavations in the East Hamersley Range Pilbara Region Western Australia

Rockshelter Excavations in the East Hamersley Range  Pilbara Region  Western Australia

Survey for Aboriginal Sites on a Proposed Central Rail Route for the 'Yandi' Project Area, Pilbara, Western Australia. Unpublished Report Prepared for Iron Ore, BHP Utah Minerals International. Perth, The Centre for Prehistory, ...

Author: Dawn Cropper

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784919771

Category: Social Science

Page: 460

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This volume offers a detailed study of six exceptional rockshelter sites from the inland Pilbara Region of Western Australia. Consisting of 18 chapters, it is rich with colour photographs, illustrations, and figures, including high-resolution images of the rockshelter sites, excavations, stratigraphic sections, cultural features, and artefacts.
Categories: Social Science

Fishing Guide to Western Australia

Fishing Guide to Western Australia

elcome to Western Australia . For those of you visiting and fishing this great State for the first time , it is an adventure into a diversity of recreational angling experiences to last you until , well , your next visit .

Author: Kurt Blanksby

Publisher: Australian Fishing Network

ISBN: 1865131687

Category: Camp sites, facilities, etc

Page: 128

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This edition contains updated fishing maps to give you the best and most comprehensive details on fishing in Western Australia.
Categories: Camp sites, facilities, etc

Western Australia Rough Guides Snapshot Australia

Western Australia  Rough Guides Snapshot Australia

However, following World War II the whole of white Australia – and especially WA – began to thrive, making money first from wool and later from huge iron ore and offshore gas discoveries that continue to form the basis of the state's ...

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 9780241313299

Category: Travel


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The Rough Guides Snapshot Australia: Western Australia is the ultimate travel guide to this area of the country. It leads you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from eclectic Fremantle to the Margaret River's wineries, and Ningaloo Reef to Shark Bay. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. The Rough Guides Snapshot Australia: Western Australia covers Perth, the Southwest, Albany, Esperance, the Eastern Goldfields, the Eyre Highway, the Batavia Coast, the Coral Coast, the Central Midlands and the Kimberley. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Australia, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the country, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, visas and outdoor activities. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Australia. The Rough Guides Snapshot Australia: Western Australia is equivalent to 128 printed pages.
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Mineral Resources of Western Australia Bulletin

Mineral Resources of Western Australia  Bulletin

W.A. , Vol 7 , pp . 22–43 . Boswell , P. G. H. , 1918.— “ A Memoir on British Resources of Refractory Sands . ” London . Clarke , E. de C. , 1926.- “ The Geology and Physiography of the Neighbourhood of Perth , Western Australia ...



ISBN: UOM:39015065815147

Category: Mines and mineral resources

Page: 132

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Categories: Mines and mineral resources

Australia Through Photographs Western Australia

Australia Through Photographs  Western Australia

Geographically, it is divided into eight states as follows: New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia, the Northern Territories and the Australian Capital Territory.

Author: Anne Reynolds

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781387295609

Category: Travel


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This book exhibits hundreds of images from the capital of the state of Western Australia, Perth, to where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet just off of the coast of the most south-easterly point of the mainland at Cape Leeuwin, including stops in Fremantle, Rottnest Island, Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River, among more. From Perth's interesting architecture, and King's Park, which is perhaps the park with the best view in the world, to the wines of Margaret River, the natural beauty of Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Parks, to giant eucalypt trees in the Valley of the Giants and to spectacular coastal scenery against cloudless blue skies along the route, everything is shown here through hundreds of gorgeous photographs, captured on a basic point-and-shoot digital camera, just as you'd see them if you were walking around yourself - absolutely no editing, filters, special lenses have been applied. All photographs may be reproduced for any of the reader's purposes, provided appropriate source referencing.
Categories: Travel

The Coming Colony Practical notes on Western Australia

The Coming Colony  Practical notes on Western Australia

There are a number of steamship lines engaged in the local coasting and intercolonial trade; the chief being the Adelaide Steamship Company, Limited, the West Australian Steam Navigation Company, Limited, and Messrs.

Author: Philip Dearman Mennell

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066062583

Category: Nature

Page: 134

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"The Coming Colony: Practical notes on Western Australia" by Philip Dearman Mennell. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Categories: Nature