Jump to Jump to search Western Australian population growth between and Triggered the "Kimberley gold rush".
The "Yilgarn gold rush". The "Murchison gold rush".
How is the quality of drinking water regulated in Western Australia?
Capital works, including ro and railways and inconstruction of the ambitious Goldfields Water Supply Schemecame about on the back of the gold rushes. The population in Western Australia in was 49, By it had doubled to , and by wasThere was a total of 29, immigrants 24, males and 5, females inwhile the emigration amounted to 11, leaving Western Australia the gainer by 18, persons.
The population of the colony in was , made up of 69, males and 31, females. The immigration in December was greater than that of any preceding month, and totalled 4, Most of these Austraalia came from the Eastern colonies, which were still greatly depressed. Kimberly, ed.
History of West Australia. These ly unexplored oHt districts were hot and barren and had limited natural water supplies or pre-existing infrastructure to support sudden influxes of people.
As a result, all supplies had to be Westerb, either from Perth or Esperance. Carted water was sold for up to 5 shillings per gallon.