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George Fletcher Moore

George Fletcher Moore (10 December 1798 – 30 December 1886) was a prominent early settler in colonial Western Australia, and 'one [of] the key figures in early Western Australia's ruling elite' (Cameron, 2000). He conducted a number of exploring expeditions; was responsible for one of the earliest published records of the language of the Australian Aborigines of the Perth area; and was the author of Diary of Ten Years Eventful Life of an Early Settler in Western Australia. The complete text is available on Wikipedia.

GF Moore arrived 30 October 1830 on board the Cleopatra, according to Jack Lee and Wikipedia, though Hitchcock does not show that ship arriving in that year. He was the uncle of William Dalgety Moore.

References and Links

Battye, James Sykes 1924, Western Australia: A History from its Discovery to the Inauguration of the Commonwealth, OUP.

Cameron, James 2000, 'George Fletcher Moore', in Bob Reece, The Irish in Western Australia: Studies in Western Australian History, 20, UWA.

Hitchcock, JK 1929, The History of Fremantle, The Front Gate of Australia 1829-1929, Fremantle City Council.

Lee, Jack 1979, This is East Fremantle, East Fremantle Town Council.

Moore, George Fletcher 1884, Diary of Ten Years Evesntful Life of an Early Settler in Western Australia, and also a Descriptive Vocabulary of the Language of the Aborigines, M. Walbrook, London; facsimile edition UWA 1978; introduction by Tom Stannage.

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