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Edith Cowan 1861-1932) from Western Australia was the first woman elected to any Australian Parliament. She was elected to the WA Legislative Assembly in 1921.

Edith Cowan 1861-1932) from Western Australia was the first woman elected to any Australian Parliament. She was elected to the WA Legislative Assembly in 1921.

Woodbridge House, which sat behind my school, was the home of the first Governor of the Swan River Colony (later Western Australia), Admiral Sir James Stirling.

Woodbridge House, which sat behind my school, was the home of the first Governor of the Swan River Colony (later Western Australia), Admiral Sir James Stirling.

Fremantle Prison in Western Australia -The Fremantle Prison has a rich and varied past. As a place of incarceration for almost 150 years its inmates included British convicts, local prisoners, military prisoners, enemy aliens and prisoners of war. Fremantle Prison was constructed soon after the arrival of the convict ship Scindian in 1850. The Swan River Colony was settled by free settlers in 1829. In 1849, the farmers petitioned the colonial authority to request

Fremantle Prison in Western Australia -The Fremantle Prison has a rich and varied past. As a place of incarceration for almost 150 years its inmates included British convicts, local prisoners, military prisoners, enemy aliens and prisoners of war. Fremantle Prison was constructed soon after the arrival of the convict ship Scindian in 1850. The Swan River Colony was settled by free settlers in 1829. In 1849, the farmers petitioned the colonial authority to request

This day in 1829 - Charles Fremantle arrives in the HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom.

This day in 1829 - Charles Fremantle arrives in the HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom.

FIRST CONVICTS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA On this day …….. 1st of June 1850 The Swan River colony, established on Australia’s western coast in 1829, was begun as a free settlement. Captain Charles Fremantle declared the Swan River Colony for Britain on 2 May 1829. The first ships with free settlers to arrive were the Parmelia on June 1 and HMS […]

FIRST CONVICTS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA On this day …….. 1st of June 1850 The Swan River colony, established on Australia’s western coast in 1829, was begun as a free settlement. Captain Charles Fremantle declared the Swan River Colony for Britain on 2 May 1829. The first ships with free settlers to arrive were the Parmelia on June 1 and HMS […]

28th October marks the anniversary of the terrible Pinjarra massacre, a grim day in Australian history. It took place in 1834 in Western Australia in the Murray region in the south-west. It had been inhabited for many thousands of years by the Bindjareb Nyungar. That all changed in 1829 when white settlers arrived in Western Australia under the leadership of Captain James Stirling to establish the Swan River Colony. Stirling proclaimed the Nyungar people British subjects and therefore…

28th October marks the anniversary of the terrible Pinjarra massacre, a grim day in Australian history. It took place in 1834 in Western Australia in the Murray region in the south-west. It had been inhabited for many thousands of years by the Bindjareb Nyungar. That all changed in 1829 when white settlers arrived in Western Australia under the leadership of Captain James Stirling to establish the Swan River Colony. Stirling proclaimed the Nyungar people British subjects and therefore…

SWAN RIVER COLONY. Life in Western Australia since the early colonial settlement, illustrated by photos from an exhibition mounted by West Australian Newspapers as a contribution to celebrations for the State's 150th year.

SWAN RIVER COLONY. Life in Western Australia since the early colonial settlement, illustrated by photos from an exhibition mounted by West Australian Newspapers as a contribution to celebrations for the State's 150th year.

Fremantle Railway Station, 1881 - Fremantle Western Australia History

Fremantle Railway Station, 1881 - Fremantle Western Australia History


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Admiral James Stirling was a british naval officer and colonial administrator. His enthusiasm and persistence persuaded the British Government to establish the Swan River Colony and he became the first Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Western Australia

Admiral James Stirling was a british naval officer and colonial administrator. His enthusiasm and persistence persuaded the British Government to establish the Swan River Colony and he became the first Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Western Australia

Fremantle, or as it was first known as “The Swan River Colony" and founded in 1829 and established as a "free settlement" when approximately four hundred settlers (civilian and military) arrived on the HMS Sulphur and Parmelia in June 1829.  Fremantle's beginning was different from other colonies that had already been established in the east (New South Wales), because it was originally populated by people who migrated by choice.

Fremantle, or as it was first known as “The Swan River Colony" and founded in 1829 and established as a "free settlement" when approximately four hundred settlers (civilian and military) arrived on the HMS Sulphur and Parmelia in June 1829. Fremantle's beginning was different from other colonies that had already been established in the east (New South Wales), because it was originally populated by people who migrated by choice.

This day in 1829 - Charles Fremantle arrives in the HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom.

This day in 1829 - Charles Fremantle arrives in the HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom.

Fremantle Prison in Western Australia -The Fremantle Prison has a rich and varied past. As a place of incarceration for almost 150 years its inmates included British convicts, local prisoners, military prisoners, enemy aliens and prisoners of war. Fremantle Prison was constructed soon after the arrival of the convict ship Scindian in 1850. The Swan River Colony was settled by free settlers in 1829. In 1849, the farmers petitioned the colonial authority to request

Fremantle Prison in Western Australia -The Fremantle Prison has a rich and varied past. As a place of incarceration for almost 150 years its inmates included British convicts, local prisoners, military prisoners, enemy aliens and prisoners of war. Fremantle Prison was constructed soon after the arrival of the convict ship Scindian in 1850. The Swan River Colony was settled by free settlers in 1829. In 1849, the farmers petitioned the colonial authority to request

Woodbridge House, which sat behind my school, was the home of the first Governor of the Swan River Colony (later Western Australia), Admiral Sir James Stirling.

Woodbridge House, which sat behind my school, was the home of the first Governor of the Swan River Colony (later Western Australia), Admiral Sir James Stirling.

28th October marks the anniversary of the terrible Pinjarra massacre, a grim day in Australian history. It took place in 1834 in Western Australia in the Murray region in the south-west. It had been inhabited for many thousands of years by the Bindjareb Nyungar. That all changed in 1829 when white settlers arrived in Western Australia under the leadership of Captain James Stirling to establish the Swan River Colony. Stirling proclaimed the Nyungar people British subjects and therefore…

28th October marks the anniversary of the terrible Pinjarra massacre, a grim day in Australian history. It took place in 1834 in Western Australia in the Murray region in the south-west. It had been inhabited for many thousands of years by the Bindjareb Nyungar. That all changed in 1829 when white settlers arrived in Western Australia under the leadership of Captain James Stirling to establish the Swan River Colony. Stirling proclaimed the Nyungar people British subjects and therefore…

History of Fremantle, Western Australia from 1829 to WWII (1945)

History of Fremantle, Western Australia from 1829 to WWII (1945)

Fremantle West End architecture!

Fremantle West End architecture!

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