Burswood canal facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBurswood canal
|Type||Heritage listed canal|
|Location||Burswood, Western Australia|
|Type||State Registered Place|
|Designated||24 September 2004|
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. It was made to shorten the journey on the Swan River, between Fremantle and Guildford. At that time Guildford was more prominent than Perth.
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 and a road bridge was built as well.
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