VIEWS AUST WA

The first European to sight the Perth area was the Dutch sailor Willem de Vlamingh who sailed along the coast in 1697 and named Swan River after noting the large flocks of black swans in the area.

The founding father of modern Western Australia was Captain James Stirling who, in 1827, explored the Swan River area. He (and his crew) arrived in the HMS Success which first anchored off Rottnest, next off South Head and finally in Cockburn Sound. Exploration began on the 8. March in a cutter and gig with parties continueing on foot from the 13.March.

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