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Major Edmund Lockyer of the 57th Regiment claimed Western Australia for the British Crown on 21 January 1827, his 43rd birthday, at Frederickstown - later Albany - having arrived on board the brig Amity. It was an important part of his orders from Governor Ralph Darling in New South Wales to secure the western portion of the continent for colonisation before the French could do so. The soldiers on board the Amity were Captain Joseph Wakefield of the 39th Regiment and nineteen of his troops. They anchored in Princess Royal Harbour at daybreak on 26 December 1826.

References and Links

Diane Oldman's page for Albany on her Royal Sappers and Miners in Western Australia site.

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