|That's the Swan River in the background!|
I say "kind of" because in fact there was already a British Army outpost in Albany (down south) when, on 1 June 1829, the Swan River Colony was founded. This - or the closest Monday to this date, I should say - became the day that we celebrate the founding of our state.
To celebrate, I wanted to bring you some beautiful pictures of the Swan River. It winds it way through Perth, dividing us into "north of the river" (NOR) and "south of the river" (SOR), and there are many gorgeous spots along it - not least of which can be found in the Perth city centre, because we managed to get something right by building our CBD close to the river. Kings Park is a fantastic bushland and park area (bigger than Central Park in New York) and it's the "crowing jewel" looking down over Perth and the Swan River.
I said I wanted to bring you some Swan River pictures - until I discovered that I take this river so much for granted that I've almost never taken any pictures of it. The one above is a couple of years back when my father-in-law visited - and the fact that it's a picture including my husband will be a good test of whether he's reading my blog or not! I'll make it my mission now to do some more Swan River explorations with camera in hand and share some of the results in the future.