A hundred years ago: Swan River Colony: The story of the annexation [1 January 1929]

[Editor: This article was published in The West Australian (1 January 1929).] A hundred years ago Swan River Colony. The story of the annexation. The events that culminated in the departure of an expedition from England, and the establishment of the Swan River Colony, were related by Dr. J. S. Battye, chairman of the State […]

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 […]

James Stirling, who founded Western Australia [by Professor Ernest Scott, 10 June 1939]

[Editor: This is part four of the “Men who made Australia” series written by Professor Ernest Scott.] Men who made Australia — No. 4 James Stirling, who founded Western Australia By Professor Sir Ernest Scott The British Government displayed a curious unconcern about the future of Australia when colonisation was in progress, and was inclined […]