The human history of Western Australia, as of all Australia, stretches back some 60,000 years.
It is often assumed that European colonisation was very recent relative to the rest of Australia, but in fact it was contemporary with the first penal colony in Queensland, and while a South Australian settlement was still a gleam in London's eye. Albany was first settled in 1826 and the Swan River settlement (later to become Perth) in 1829.
It was also the first part of Australia to be even seen by Europeans: the Portuguese back in the early 1600s. The first 60 or 70 years of European settlement were very difficult, but when the gold rushes came in the late 1800s, WA was set on the path of mineral wealth that still drives its economy today. This history looks back over all these developments and sums them up in a concise and very accessible package.
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