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Burswood canal
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Burswood canal
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General information
Type Heritage listed canal
Location Burswood, Western Australia
Type State Registered Place
Designated 24 September 2004
Reference no. 3570

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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