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.