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Fremantle: 1862

Dr John Hampton Governor 1862-68: perhaps WA's least popular Governor, but see also Irwin

'The year of the flood'. Low lying land at North Fremantle submerged, residents leave their houses, some flooded up to the roof.

WD Moore and Co. founded.

Johnston Memorial Congregational Church manse erected.

February. Money order office in connection with the post office opened.

Flour, pearl shells from Shark Bay and a consignment of cotton exported for the first time. Four vessels sailed for China with full cargoes of sandalwood, the Dolphin left for Madras with a cargo of sleepers and the Gloucester left for the United Kingdom with 4,922 bags of copper ore, 949 bales of wool, 21 bales of whalebone, 10 cases of pearl shell and sundries.

The schooner Fitzgerald, owned by John Mews, wrecked near Fish Rock.


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