Genealogy Projects tagged with Western Australia on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Bound for Western Australia

    Bound for Western Australia (Ships List Portal) 21 January 1827 – Western Australia was established when a small British settlement was established at King George's Sound (Albany) by Major Edmund Lockyer who was to provide a deterrent to the French presence in the area. On 18 June 1829 the new Swan River Colony was officially proclaimed with Captain James Stirling as the first Governor...

  • English settlement in Western Australia

    English settlement in Western Australia The first European visitor to Western Australia was the Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog, who visited the Western Australian coast in 1616. The New South Wales colonial government established a convict-supported military garrison at King George III Sound, at present-day Albany, in 1826, which was followed by the establishment of the Swan River Colony in 1829,...

  • Scottish settlement in Western Australia

    Scottish settlement in Western Australia " The links between Scotland and Australia stretch back to the first British expedition of the Endeavour under command of Lieutenant James Cook who was himself the son of a Scottish ploughman. Cook navigated and charted the east coast of Australia, making first landfall at Botany Bay on 29 April 1770. please add profiles here of Scottish people who s...

  • Stowaway - Western Australia

    Stowaway is someone who hides on a vessel for free passage or as a fugitive. These persons, if caught are reported in the Police Gazette. List them here and we may find them on the tree. Please add profiles of Stowaways to this project. 1885 From Adelaide comes an account by wire of a stowaway having been confined seven days in a box 3ft. 6in. by 2ft. 1in. On the arrival of the 'South Austr...

  • Western Australia, Australia Portal

    Welcome to the Western Australia, Australia Portal on Geni This Western Australia Portal has been created to: Link together existing Western Australia, Australia projects Encourage new Western Australia, Australia projects to be created Encourage collaboration between Western Australia-based Geni users, and Geni users worldwide who have Western Australia, Australia interests and conne...

  • Deserter - Western Australia

    Deserter - someone who deserts his ship or regiment and hides as a fugitive. These persons, if wanted or caught are reported in the Police Gazette. List them here and we may find them on the tree. Please add profiles of Stowaways to this project. 1896 Police Gazette Wednesday 4th November 1896 Deserting the barque "Euphrates" ,at Bunbury, on the 6th inst. Dated Bunbury, 7th November, 1896...

  • Australian Penal Colonies

    The following is a list of Australian Penal Colonies. Cockatoo Island Located in New South Wales . Opened in 1839 and closed in 1869 Rose Hill Located in New South Wales . Opened in 1788. Sydney Cove Located in New South Wales . Opened in 1788. Moreton Bay Located in Queensland. Opened in 1824. Redcliffe Located in Queensland. Opened in 1823 and closed in 1824. Maria Islan...

  • Governors of Western Australia

    List of Lieut.-Governors of Western Australia Captain Sir James Stirling RN ( wikipedia entry) List of Governors of Western Australia Captain Sir James Stirling RN ( wikipedia entry) John Hutt ( wikipedia entry) Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Andrew Clarke KCH ( wikipedia entry) Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Irwin ( wikipedia entry)