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Perth (pop 499, 000), is the capital of Western Australia, the largest State in the Commonwealth, occupying almost a third of the total area of the continent. Perth is home to 60% of the states total population (830, 000), situated on the Swan River 12 mils inland from the port of Fremantle. More than 1000 new factories have been established in the state since 1956. Fremantle is the third busiest cargo handling port in Australia. Most of Perth's 34" average annual rainfall comes in the winter months of June to August. Former Italian, Nicola Fantasia, drives a small ferry taking passengers to an from Perth across the Swan River. .

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A12111, 1/1966/16/134
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