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Dr Brad Pettitt has been Fremantle mayor since 2009, and is now in his third term. He was previously a lecturer in Sustainability at Murdoch University.
He has won preselection for the Greens to campaign for a seat in the WA Legislative Council at the election 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, and he put it here on his blog.
Excerpts from Rica Erickson, Dictionary of Western Australians 1829-1914, referring to Bashfords:
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