31.96S), with its port of
Fremantle, was the only sizeable
city on the west coast of Australia.
had a major air base and
significant industrial facilities in the city itself. The city was
headquarters of Western
Command and was garrrisoned by 13 Brigade when war broke out.
Temperatures: Jan 85/63, Apr 76/57, Jul 63/48, Oct 70/53, record 112/34
Rainfall: Jan 3/0.3, Apr 8/1.7, Jul 19/6.7, Oct 12/2.2 == 34.7" per annum
Pearce and Smith (1990)
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