World's most isolated capital city
A lot has changed since the founding nearly two centuries ago. Back then the occasion of establishing this new town and colony was marked by ceremoniously felling an innocent tree. Today the opposite would be true for any founding. Thankfully the sacrifice of that one tree has brought forth one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Perth is cloistered between the ocean and the mountains, with the Swan River running through the heart of the city. Flaming red sunsets complement cloudless blue skies. With beautiful beaches and a treasure trove of natural wonders, this is a chance to live with nature in the heart of the city.
This is a quiet and peaceful city. A most wonderful place to raise a family. To have all the amenities of a city with the laid back atmosphere of a town. At once sophisticated and cosmopolitan and yet, easygoing and relaxed. There are many sides to this charming town.
Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you in after life, save only this -
That if you work hard and intelligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education”
— John Alexander Smith
“The richness of the soil, the bright foliage of the shrubs, the majesty of the surrounding trees, the abrupt and red coloured banks of the river occasionally seen, and the view of the blue summits of the mountains, from which we are not far distant, made the scenery around this spot as beautiful as anything of the kind I had ever witnessed”
— Sir James Stirling
“I have never seen anything in my life as beautiful as Wellington harbor. Sydney is nothing to it. Great mountains all round coming down to the water’s edge – the far-off ones with snow on them. Blue sky and deep blue water and Wellington itself nestling on the side of the mountain.”
— Agatha Christie