Don a Posh Hat and Head to the Perth Races

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Horse racing, also known as the Sport of Kings, has been around in Australia since the early 1800s.

Today it is still going strong, and for visitors to Perth, a day at the races is a quintessential Australian experience worth considering, even if you are not a gambler at heart.

Although we are often unfairly stereotyped as a nation obsessed with gambling, a day out at the races is not just about the betting, but rather also about the atmosphere, the beautiful location, the horses and their colourful jockeys, spending time with friends, and most importantly, the opportunity to dress up and wear a posh hat.

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Beyond the Concrete Jungle of Curtin University

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The main campus of Curtin University, Western Australia’s (WA) largest university, is located in the suburb of Bentley. It is well serviced by buses and conveniently situated close to student housing and Waterford Plaza Shopping Centre. The Bentley campus is also adjacent to Canning College and across the road from Technology Park.

Curtin University began as the Western Australian Institute of Technology (WAIT), which officially opened in 1966.

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Fun Things to do With Kids in Perth for Free

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Entertaining kids in the holidays or while travelling can be expensive - but it doesn’t always have to be that way. Some things in life are free!

Sure children love the movies, shopping and treats like the Royal Show and Adventure World, but for a walk on the cheaper side of life, here are some options you may want to consider the next time you are looking for some kid-friendly activities in Perth that won’t break the bank.

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Murdoch University: Home of 18,000 Free Thinking Students

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Murdoch  University was established as Perth’s second university some 60 odd years after the University of Western Australia began in 1911.

Named after prominent Australian academic and essayist Sir Walter Murdoch, the university opened on 17 September 1974 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Sir Walter moved to Australia from Scotland at the age of 10 and throughout his life was well-known for his sympathy for the underdog and his willingness to champion lost causes.

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