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The Founding of WA

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Western Australia or Swan River Colony


Western Australia Day - June 1st

WAGS Open Day - Thursday 6th June 2013 - 10:00 to 15:00 - Units 4/5/6 48 May St, Bayswater.

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Previously known as Foundation Day, Western Australia Day gives us a chance to pause and reflect on the founding of our state.

According to an item in The Emigrant's Friend published in London in 1848, the Swan River Colony was not a resounding success.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 09:35


Historical Records Rescue

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The Historical Records Rescue Consortium (HRRC) has been completed.

HRRC was able to preserve historical records held in the J S Battye Library of West Australian History for the immediate and long-term benefit of the entire Western Australian community.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 April 2013 12:03


1829 Public Service Journal

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Settlers Gazette
 Newsletter of the  Swan River Pioneers 1829 - 1838
from Issue No.9, December 1996

Selected Extracts from "Journal of Events connected with the Public Service" 1829

    5th February  1829   An expedition under the command of Captain Stirling RN, sailed from England in His Majesty's Ship "Sulphur" and "Parmelia", hired Ship to establish a Colony on the West Coast of New Holland.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 April 2013 14:45


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