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Western Australian Pioneers - Their ancestors and descendants.

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  • Richard Strange (1799 - 1882)
    Indentured to Dr. Samuel Waterman Viveash [at Yangedine, WA] and departed Wiltshire aboard the 'Britomart' in 1838 bound for Western Australia. Arrived 5/12/1938. Married Sarah Stephens, 1843, York W.A...
  • Diana Cook (1808 - 1851)
    The passenger list for the GIlmore lists Benjamin Cook and Mrs Cook and 1 child departing London 20 Mar 1829, arr Fremantle 15 Dec 1829 Sailed from St Katherine Docks, London on 18th July 1829 and afte...
  • Benjamin Cook (1807 - 1870)
    The passenger list for the GIlmore lists Benjamin Cook and Mrs Cook and 1 child departing London 20 Mar 1829, arr Fremantle 15 Dec 1829 Sailed from St Katherine Docks, London on 18th July 1829 and afte...
  • Charlotte Ann Herbert (c.1827 - 1885)
    "Charlotte Davis arrived as a two year old aboard the Parmelia and family tradition says that a sailor lifted her out of the boat and said "There you are, you are the first girl here". She picked up a ...
  • Catherine Hogan (1825 - 1917)
    Have assumed was born in Limerick as she was married in Limerick but I have no evidence for this. Year of birth estimated from age at death. Church Marriage record for Catherine O'Brien marrying Patr...

Objective

This project will collect and merge the profiles for any convict, free settler arrival or military personnel into Western Australia commencing with the establishment of the Swan River Colony in 1829.

Historical Summary

In 1826, the first British military outpost was established at King George Sound. This was followed by the establishment of the Swan River Colony in 1829, with townsites at Fremantle and Perth - later to become the state's capital. The harsh conditions faced by the settlers resulted in population growth being minimal until the discovery of gold in the 1880s. Since the gold rush, the population of the state has risen steadily, with substantial growth in the period since World War II.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Western_Australia

How to Participate

If you have an ancestor who was a Pioneer:

  1. Get yourself added as a collaborator
  2. Navigate to your ancestor's profile
  3. Under the "More Actions" link choose "Add to Project"
  4. Select the Western Australian Pioneers project

Optional:

  • Include in the "About Me" section of each person a brief biographical sketch of their lives.
  • Include a photograph of your ancestor if one exists.
  • Your pioneer's profiles should be marked as "public" and not "private".
  • All included profiles should include full identifying information including birth and death dates as well as birth and death locations. It would also be very helpful if the immediate family of your pioneer ancestor, (their parents, siblings and children) profiles were public profiles also.
  • Do not make public any profiles of living people.

NOTE: All pioneers included on a project will have their pioneer's profiles editable by other geni.com collaborators of that particular project.

External Links

  1. History of Western Australia
  2. Swan River Settler Timeline
  3. Western Australian Mailing Lists
  4. Western Australian Genealogical Society
  5. Dead Reckoning: a guide to family history research in WA

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