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English settlement in Western Australia

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This is a sub-project of English Emigration to 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, including the site of the present-day capital, Perth. York was the first inland settlement in Western Australia. Situated 97 kilometres east of Perth, it was settled on 16 September 1831.

Western Australia achieved responsible government in 1890, and federated with the other British colonies in Australia in 1901.

please add profiles here of English people who settled in Western Australia at any time.

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