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Proclamation Day

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Proclamation of the new Constitution in Western Australia sparked an elaborate series of civic celebrations in October 1890.

People took to the streets to welcome the new Governor, Sir William Robinson, who was sent from London to supervise the change. He travelled by train from Albany to Perth. Townspeople en route lit bonfires and people gathered at railway sidings to celebrate his arrival.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.