The city of Perth in Western Australia was named by Captain James Stirling in 1829 after Perth, Scotland. Like all Australian cities it has a history rich with British convict assistance over the early years to help the initial settlers. So in 1850 Perth became a penal colony. Buildings like Fremantle Prison, Government House and Perth Town Hall all three standing tall even today were mostly built by convicts.
The Perth of today is a beautiful city that has a nice relaxed pace and feel to it. Home to Kings Park probably Australia's best parkland that overlooks the city.