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George Forsyth

George Forsyth was the fifth Fremantle Harbour Master, from 1874, and then in 1879 was appointed by Governor Harry Ord as head of the new Harbour and Light Department, which meant he was responsible for six ports: Vasse (Busselton), Bunbury, Geraldton, Port Irwin, Cossack (as well as Fremantle); and the lighthouses at Bunbury, Bluff Leading Light, Breaksea Island, Cossack, Fremantle, Point Moore, Port Irwin, Point King, Rottnest Island and Vasse - that is, all the ports (except Albany) and lights in the colony.

References and Links

State Records Office, Harbour and Light Department.

Forsyth, Ron K. & Ian K. 2019, A Hazardous Life, Maritime Heritage Association, launched at Fremantle Ports, 26 March 2019.


Garry Gillard | New: 7 March, 2019 | Now: 27 March, 2019