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HMS Challenger

HMS Challenger was the ship in which Captain (later Admiral) Fremantle arrived in 1829 to claim the western third of Australia for the British Crown.

Hitchcock:
As is generally known, Fremantle derived its name from Captain Charles H. Fremantle, of H.M.S. Challenger, which anchored off Garden Island on April 25, 1829, three [two] years after Major Lockyer had founded the settlement at Albany. Captain Fremantle landed on Arthur’s Head, and on May 2 took formal possession in the name of His Majesty King George IV. Hitchcock: 9.

References and Links

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

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