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Dr Brad Pettitt was Fremantle mayor 2009-2021. He was previously a lecturer in Sustainability at Murdoch University.
He was elected to the WA Legislative Council in 2021.
His mother's ancestors, the Bashfords, arrived on the Caroline, 12 October 1829. Another ancestor, Charles Mountjoy, arrived as a convict via Adelaide, 18 July 1855.
The West Australian newspaper did a story on Brad's family history 23 Jan 2017. He put it here on his mayoral blog, and I'll republish it here in case that is removed.
Excerpts from Rica Erickson, Dictionary of Western Australians 1829-1914, referring to Bashfords and Mountjoys >
Demolished and Unbuilt: The Mayor's Alternative Fremantle History Cycle Tour, on his blog, 11 June 2017.
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