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1. The area that is now Perth was first called Boorloo by which group of Aborigine people known as the what? Hint: Their name means "the people" in their language.
2. Although this person was not the first European to visit the area of Perth, which explorer officially founded the city of Perth as well as the nearby Fremantle Port in 1829?
3. Who served as Western Australia's first Surveyor-General who helped solve a severe housing crisis when the first settlers from Europe arrived in Perth?
4. Who was the Aboriginal man who was murdered on July 11, 1833 by William Keates after a £30 bounty was put on him?
5. Perth and Western Australia as a whole started off slowly. Not many Europeans were willing to relocate to such a remote location when other cities such as Sydney and Melbourne were thriving. In 1850, Perth only had a population of 1,900. However, its population more than tripled by 1865 with arrival of whom?
6. Perth became economically prosperous for the first time at the end of the 19th century when what was discovered in Western Australia?
7. In 1926, what caused the Fremantle Railway Bridge to collapse?
8. During the 1980s in Perth, what was WA Inc?
9. What was the name of the yacht owned by Perth businessman Alan Bond that won the America's Cup race in 1983, the first time a non-U.S. yacht won in 132 years?
10. Which nation's consulate did (alleged) Pacific Popular Front members Bosco Boscovich and Maya Catts bomb with Molotov cocktails on June 17, 1995?
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