Photographer's Note

The shot was taken at the Sanderingham Jetty at Belmont. Two mates fishing in the Swan River for a few bream for dinner.

The Swan is a generous, gentle river right at Perth's doorstep. It was named in 1797 by the Dutch explorer Willem de Vlamingh who was impressed by the many black swans which he observed upon its waters. The banks of the Swan were the site for Stirling's settlement. The Swan River begins quietly in the foothills of the Darling Range and its upper area nurtures the Swan Valley Vinyards, which is the traditional area for Western Australia's fine wine making. The river next slips silently past Guildford, Perth's oldest inland suburb. It then flows on past the capital city of Perth and into the Indian Ocean at Fremantle.

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Viewed: 1993
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