The settlement of Western Australia [chapter 41 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 41 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 7 April 1935.] The story of Australia — XLI The settlement of Western Australia It was rather a curious fact that when Sir Ralph Darling became Governor of New South Wales in 1825 it was doubtful if […]

Foundation of Tasmania: Convicts sent from mainland [chapter 38 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 38 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 17 March 1935.] The story of Australia — XXXVIII Foundation of Tasmania Convicts sent from mainland For some years after the arrival of the first fleet (1788) it was thought Tasmania formed part of the mainland of […]