A TIMELINE OF
By Tim Lambert
Perth in the 19th Century
1829 Perth is founded. On 2 May Charles Fremantle claims the whole of Australia outside New South Wales for Britain. Perth is founded on 12 August.
1835 The Old Mill is built
1836 The Old Court House is built
1845 Supreme Court Gardens are laid out
1856 Perth is made a city. It also gains gas lighting.
1870 A Town Hall is built
1872 A park is laid out. In 1872 it is named Kings Park.
1881 Perth is connected to Guildford by railway
1888 St George's Cathedral is built
1892 There is a gold rush in Western Australia and the population of Perth booms
1898 Perth Zoo opens
1899 Queens Gardens are laid out. Perth Mint is established. Electric trams begin running in the streets of Perth.
Perth in the 20th Century
1911 The University of Western Australia is founded
1958 Trams stop running in Perth
1973 Perth Concert Hall opens
1976 The AMP Building is erected
1978 Governor Stirling Tower is built
1988 Bank West Building is built
1991 Exchange Plaza is built
1997 Mardalup Park is laid out
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A timeline of Canberra
A timeline of Melbourne
A timeline of Sydney
A Timeline of Adelaide