- 2.1Aboriginal Settlement:
- 2.2Early Visits by Europeans:
- 2.1Colonial Era:
- 2.2The Swan River Colony:
- 2.1Expansion 1829–1850:
- 2.2Convict Era:
- 2.3Expansion 1861–1885:
- 2.4Gold Discoveries, 1885–1900:
- 2.1State of Australia:
- 2.2Development in the Early 20th Century:
- 5.3Public Transit:
- 6Flag of Western Australia:
There are five main rail lines, 70 stations and 15 bus stations in the metropolitan area.
An extensive bus network services the greater Perth metro area. Many bus routes act as feeder routes to the main rail lines.
Western Australia also has dozens of smaller regional airports, many of which feature regularly scheduled flights offered by regional branches of the nation’s major airlines. Other airports are strictly for private planes and/or corporate aircraft in mining locations.
Flag of Western Australia:
The current state flag of Western Australia was officially adopted by the government of Western Australia in 1953.
The flag is based on the defaced British Blue Ensign with the state badge located in the fly.
The badge is a gold disc with a native black swan, the swan is facing towards the hoist. The black swan has long been a symbol of Western Australia.
The original colony was called the Swan River Colony at the location which is now Perth.
The first flag of Western Australia was adopted in 1870 and is almost identical to the current flag of Western Australia. The only difference is that the swan was facing the opposite direction towards the fly rather than towards the hoist.
The direction of the swan was changed to conform to the vexillological guideline that animals on flags must face the hoist, so when carried on a pole, the animal faces the same direction of the bearer.