Lieutenant-Governor: James Stirling 1828-1832, then Governor 1832-1839
2 May. Capt Fremantle lands at Bathers Bay and takes 'formal possession of the whole of the west coast of New Holland in the name of His Britannic Majesty' King George IV.
Act 10 George IV ch.22, authorising establishment of Legislative Council.
10 June. Joseph Mitchell born in Fremantle to parents John and Jane Mitchell - the first British child born in the new colony.
17 June. HMS Sulphur lands with a detachment of the 63rd Regiment. On this day, at Rous Head in North Fremantle, Lieutenant-Governor James Stirling’s proclamation establishing the British ‘settlement’ of Western Australia was read to the 63rd Regiment. Or maybe it was the next day.
18 June. Stirling lands on Rous Head. Proclamation of the Colony.
August. Foundation of Perth and Fremantle.
5 September. Sale of the first town allotments: to W. Lamb, J. Hobbs, L. Samson and T. Bannister.
December. Thomas Peel arrives on board the Gilmore.
29 December. JPs appointed. William Mackie appointed Chairman of the Court of Quarter Sessions.
Garry Gillard | New: 6 August, 2015 | Now: 11 May, 2017