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Peter Broun (also spelt Brown, 1797-1846) Colonial Secretary, arrived with his wife Caroline and two children, MacBryde (2) and Ann (6 months), on the Parmelia, 2 June 1829, one of the first settlers. He changed the spelling of his name to Brown, but changed it back in 1843.
He was granted 9000 acres in Upper Swan and West Guildford, and named Bassendean after the ancestral family estate, and also Eden Hill after Eden Water, the river flowing through it.
As Colonial Secretary he was ex officio a member of the first Legislative Council, formed 1832. He was the second most important person in the colony.
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