The Western Australia Portal
is a state
occupying the western third of the country. It covers some of the most arid parts of the continent and with a total land area of 2,529,875 km2
(976,790.2 sq mi), it is the largest of Australia's states and territories. It is bordered to the east by South Australia
and the Northern Territory
, to the west by the Indian Ocean
and to the south by the Southern Ocean
. With 2 million people, the state comprises around 10 percent of the Australian population and ranks fourth in population among the states and territories. The majority of its people reside in the capital city Perth
, with most of the remainder settled in the South West region
The state has been inhabited by Indigenous Australians for around 40,000 years. The first European to visit Western Australia was a Dutch explorer, Dirk Hartog who on 26 October 1616 landed at (what is now known as) Cape Inscription, Dirk Hartog Island. In 1829, the Swan River Colony was established on the Swan River by Captain James Stirling. The colony eventually became a state of Australia on 1 January 1901.
The Canning Dam
and reservoir provide a major fresh water resource for the city of Perth
, Western Australia
. The dam
is situated on the Darling Scarp
and is an impoundment of the Canning River
. It is noted for its innovative structural and hydraulic design that was considered to be at the forefront of concrete gravity dam
design at the time of construction. The Canning Dam was Perth's primary water supply up until the 1960s when other sources of fresh water were tapped. Currently the dam supplies approximately 20 percent of Perth's fresh water. Inflow into the Canning Reservoir is estimated to be 22 gigalitres (780,000,000 cu ft) and has a storage capacity of 90,352 megalitres (3,190.8×106
Since its completion in 1940, the Canning Dam has contributed to a wide range of environmental and ecological problems in surrounding regions, problems include more common algal blooms, habitat loss and sedimentation. Despite these issues, Canning Dam and the adjacent parks and forests provide a variety of recreational activities for the public such as bushwalking, historic walks and picnic facilities.
There's Nothing Like Australia: Western Australia
View the contrasting landscapes of Western Australia. See the stunning beaches, dramatic gorges, award-winning wine regions and ancient forests.
Film was taken during 7 days road trip at Western Australia. day 1 Perth Rottnest day 2 Cervantes Pinnacles day 3 Perth Perth City, Kings Park day 4 Fremantl...
(Western Australia Against Chemical trails) 2013
Chemtrail Protest Australia. Interview with Australian Greens Senator, where he admits that the Greens policy is pushing for a Global Government. https://www...
K38 - Western Australia Volunteer Marine Rescue RWC Training
K38's Shawn Alladio trained alongside with adjunct instructor Darren, 3 VMR groups, from Kalbarri, Augusta and Margaret River the use of Rescue Water Craft (...
Penguin and Sea Lion Cruise on a Glass Bottom Boat - Western Australia Holidays
Amazing sights and view of pelican rookeries and rare sea lions, with detailed videos in the later part of this clip. The Penguin and Sea Lion Cruise is a po...
2013 Western Australia State Election
ABC coverage of 2013 Western Australia State Election I do not own this footage.
2013 trip to Western Australia
Exmouth snorkelling, whale shark experience and Shark Bay trip. All footage filmed with GoPro Hero3 Black edition- first attempt :)
Western Australia Road Trip
This is it ! Dom, Olivier and Fulvio doing a roadtrip along the West Coast of Australia! No Propane or accomodation, only fire to cook, lake to shower and th...
A Tour of PERTH - Western Australia
The last of my footage from easter gang...enjoy..
Sat, 18 May 2013 19:42:53 -0700
A man is in police custody after a woman's body was found at a home in Narrogin, 190 kilometres south-east of Perth. Detectives from the Major Crime Squad are investigating the death of the woman who was discovered at a property in Ensign Street at ...
Wed, 15 May 2013 16:22:49 -0700
A search has resumed for a 48-year-old man who went missing while snorkelling off Coral Bay in Western Australia, where his 41-year-old partner washed up on the beach yesterday afternoon. An emergency beacon activation around 4pm local time alerted ...
Wed, 15 May 2013 14:36:41 -0700
Western Australia's status as citrus gall wasp free has been threatened by the discovery of infested trees in a suburban property north-east of Perth. The wasp reduces foliage on trees and the amount of fruit they can grow. The Department of ...
New York Daily News
New York Daily News
Wed, 15 May 2013 15:44:35 -0700
A remote, beautiful stretch of Western Australian beachfront turned into the scene of tragedy after a woman's body washed up on the sandy shore Wednesday. The 41-year-old's husband remains missing, and the couple's young children, a 10-year-old boy ...
Wed, 15 May 2013 14:43:35 -0700
A woman has died and a man is missing after what police believe to be a snorkelling excursion gone wrong in the idyllic West Australian resort of Coral Bay. An emergency beacon was activated just after 4pm yesterday local time south of the coastal ...
Proactive Investors Australia
Proactive Investors Australia
Thu, 16 May 2013 17:40:02 -0700
Gascoyne Resources (ASX: GCY) will soon provide an update on significant exploration drill results at its Dalgaranga gold project in the Murchison region of Western Australia and has placed its shares in an ASX trading halt. The company had completed a ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
Fri, 17 May 2013 02:29:12 -0700
With Western Australia having one of the largest technically recoverable shale gas reserves in the world in its Canning and Perth basins, 1 it is no wonder that unconventional petroleum 2 exploration in WA is gathering pace and attracting investment ...
The International News Magazine
Thu, 16 May 2013 20:49:49 -0700
“As Western Australia continues to experience strong economic and employment growth, the South-West is going through its own surge,” Mr Redman said. “The region is expected to become a population 'hotspot' in the next 15 years, with investment projects ...
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