Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Get the biggest Weekly Travel stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email The first ever non-stop passenger flight from the UK to Australia arrived in Perth today - and Mirror Online was on board to witness this piece of aviation history. Qantas launched the first direct service from London to the Western Australian city — a distance of just over 9, miles. The flight was supposed to take 17 hours, but Captain Andrew Simpson managed to shave more than half an hour off the anticipated flight time. Whilst the journey itself took just over 16 hours, this particular piece of history has been a long time in the making. The Boeing Dreamliner replaces the need for a traditional stop over and is likely to be a precursor to direct flights from London to Australia's eastern cities. The Dreamliner is regarded as the ideal choice for such a long flight because of its lower cabin noise, larger windows, better air quality and advanced technology to reduce the effects of turbulence.
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The states and territories with the highest proportion of Buddhists are Victoria 3. However, there has been speculation from some anthropologists that there may have been contact hundreds of years earlier; in the book Aboriginal Men of High Degree, A. Elkin cites what he believes is evidence that traders from Indonesia may have brought fleeting contact of Buddhism and Hinduism to areas near modern-day Dampier. In , the first large group of Chinese to come to Australia came as part of gold rush most of whom stayed briefly for prospecting purposes rather than mass migration.
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History of Perth, Western Australia The area of Perth contains the Whadjuk people , who are one of several groups in south-western Western Australia which make up the Noongar people. Indigenous Australians have inhabited the Perth area for at least 38, years, as evidenced by archaeological remains at Upper Swan. The Noongar people occupied the southwest corner of Western Australia and lived as hunter-gatherers.