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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

Australia: Perth

Perth from Kings Park
This postcard-perfect view of Perth can be seen from Kings Park

Perth was where Lady Luck smiled on me, and gave me not just one job, but two. A couple of weeks into my stint at the city's Acorn dealer, the head honcho from Acorn New Zealand, whom I'd met when working for Acorn in Melbourne, was visiting Perth to talk to the dealer about developments in the company, and to reassure them following the closure of the Melbourne office, which had been announced not long after I struck west. Much to my surprise, he only went and offered me a job at Acorn in Auckland for when I got to New Zealand, which suddenly opened up huge possibilities for my ongoing travel plans. It's not what you know, it's who you know...

Exploring Perth

So I worked during the week, and spent the weekends exploring Perth and its surroundings. Highlights of this wonderful city – well, edited highlights anyway – follow, in no particular order: