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The Swan River

Episode 2
Haley Thompson

The Swan River is the lifeblood of our city, the heart and soul connecting our suburbs and dividing Perthians into northies and southies.

Swan River Facts

- The River was named Swarte Swaene-Revier by Dutch explore Willem de Vlamingh in 1697 after the famous black swan.

- The Swan River is 72 kilometers long and deepest point is 21 metres.

- There are endless possibilities for activities on the river popular ones include fishing, canoeing, kayaking and sailing.

- You can volunteer to become a part of the rivers environmental restoration.

Awan River Trust

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