Burswood canal

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Burswood canal

Burswood canal was one of the earliest public works conducted in the Swan River Colony (now Western Australia) on the Burswood peninsula on the Swan River in the 1830s.[1] It was made to shorten the journey on the Swan River, between Fremantle and Guildford. At that time Guildford was more prominent than Perth.[2]

It was located in what is now Burswood. When the South Western Railway line over the area was built – a small bridge was made over the canal[3][4] and a road bridge was built as well.[5]

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  1. ^ http://inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au/Public/Inventory/Details/63588b98-ad93-4fe6-8c5a-7d415d4daeb3
  2. ^ Pitt Morison, Margaret, The old Burswood canal [Photocopy], Western Geographer, retrieved 11 November 2012 
  3. ^ "A Cheap Bridge". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 16 May 1950. p. 5. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Another Railway Accident". The Daily News. Perth: National Library of Australia. 24 January 1910. p. 8 Edition: THIRD EDITION. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Perth City Council". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 1 March 1932. p. 14. Retrieved 11 November 2012.