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William Edward Parry

parryRear-Admiral William Edward Parry was an Arctic explorer, and later Governor of Greenwich Hospital. He entered the Navy in 1803 and served during the Napoleonic Wars. In 1821 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society and received a knighthood in April 1829. He arrived in Sydney in 1829; as a religious man he started schools for children and performed baptisms. He returned to England in 1834. I don't know that he was ever in the Swan River Colony, but Parry St is named after him (as was William St, which was what is now the continuation of Parry St to Beach St). Why?

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