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Henry Maxwell Lefroy

hm lefroyHenry Maxwell Lefroy (1818-1879) arrived in the colony in 1841, and was granted land in the York area. He led an expedition east from York in 1863. After leaving Australia to serve in the Royal Navy, he returned as Superintendent of Convicts 1854-75. He died of pneumonia in Fremantle in 1879 and was buried in Karrakatta Cemetery.

Lefroy Road ran through his estate, which was in the area where Beaconsfield TAFE is now. Part of his property there was called Mulberry Farm, and the name is remembered in Mulberry Farm Lane, White Gum Valley. Davis Park, Beaconsfield, was part of what was earlier known as Mulberry Gardens.

Also named after him are the (self-named) Lefroy River, and Lake Lefroy.

References and Links

Lefroy, Mike 2010, 'Hard landings', Fremantle Studies, 6: 93-104.

Biggs, Hazel 1997, Exploring in Western Australia, WA Museum: 35-37.

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