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George Fletcher Moore

George Fletcher Moore (10 December 1798 – 30 December 1886) arrived 30 October 1830 (DPS) on board the Cleopatra. (He was the uncle of William Dalgety Moore.) He was a prominent early settler in colonial Western Australia, and 'one [of] the key figures in early Western Australia's ruling elite' (Cameron, 2000). He conducted a number of exploring expeditions; was responsible for one of the earliest published records of the language of the Australian Aborigines of the Perth area; and was the author of Diary of Ten Years Eventful Life of an Early Settler in Western Australia. (The complete text is on this site [scan not completely corrected], and also available through Wikipedia in Wikisource, the Internet Archive, Trove, and elsewhere, as well as being in print in two different versions, as below.)

MOORE, George Fletcher. b. 10.12.1798 (UK), d. 30.12.1886 (London). arr. 29.10.1829 per Cleopatra, m. 29.10.1846 (Perth) Fanny Mary Jane JACKSON b. 1821 d. 24.10.1863 (London), stepdtr of Governor Clarke. Selected 12,000 acres in 2 lots in Avon district & settled at '"Millendon" Swan district. Lawyer by profession, he was apptd. Comm. of Civil Court 1832 & Advocate General 1834. Director of WA Bank. Member & Secretary of Guildford Agric. Soc. Apptd. Col. Secretary of Colony 7.1846. MLC 1834-52 & JP. Left colony briefly 1841 & finally on 16.2.1852 per John Panter. Author of Diary of Ten Years. Commemorated in 1979 in a brass plaque in Perth pavement for year 1852.

References and Links

Battye, James Sykes 1924, Western Australia: A History from its Discovery to the Inauguration of the Commonwealth, OUP.

Cameron, James 2000, 'George Fletcher Moore', in Bob Reece, The Irish in Western Australia: Studies in Western Australian History, 20, UWA.

Erickson, Rica 1987, Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians, UWAP.

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

Lee, Jack 1979, This is East Fremantle, East Fremantle Town Council.

Moore, George Fletcher 1884, Diary of Ten Years Eventful Life of an Early Settler in Western Australia, and also a Descriptive Vocabulary of the Language of the Aborigines, M. Walbrook, London; facsimile edition UWA 1978; introduction by Tom Stannage.

The Millendon Memoirs: George Fletcher Moore's Western Australian Diaries and Letters, 1830-1841, Hesperion Press, 2006.

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