Perth (Mooro, Goomap)
Perth got its name from the home of Sir George Murray, the Colonial Secretary, who was born in Perth, Scotland, and at that time represented Perth Shires in the House of Commons. It was the colony’s first Governor, James Stirling, who wanted to honour this man.
The Aboriginal name is Mooro or Goomap.
There’s so much literature out there which describes Perth! So don’t expect a comprehensive overview of it from me. What I can do, though, is share with you what I did there - maybe it’ll grab you!
Population: 1.8 million.
Perth. There are only a few skyscrapers in the Central Business District.
Places to visit
Perth’s Aboriginal history
Yagan became legendary through leading Aboriginal resistance. Is the Old Swan Brewery an ancient Aboriginal dreaming place?
Come along with me on a tour to Point Walter and listen to an ancient story about the “Kissing Trees”.
A park for both romantic lovers and adventurous explorers. Did you know about the Aboriginal scarred tree?
Read where you can find this unique bird which adorns many of Perth’s official buildings.
Last updated: 16 November 2012 | Out of respect for Aboriginal culture I use Indigenous sources as much as possible.