James Stirling, 1791-1865, was the first Governor of Western Australia. He arrived at Fremantle 2 June 1929 with Surveyor-General Roe and the first contingent of 68 settlers in the transport Parmelia, which ran aground on Parmelia Bank. He was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of the colony in 1828, and Governor and Commander-in-Chief in 1831, remaining until1838.
Statham-Drew, Pamela 2003, James Stirling: Admiral and Founding Governor of Western Australia, UWAP.
Statham-Drew, Pamela 2004, James Stirling and the Birth of the Swan River Colony, Pandorus, Swanbourne.
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