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A plaque and tree planted to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the European colonisation of Western Australia in 1829. The stump of the tree is all that remains. 

The Swan River Colony was the name given to the British colony established on the Swan River by James Stirling in 1829. The colonists first sighted land on 1 June, the official Proclamation was made on 18 June, and the foundation of the colony took place on 12 August. The two separate townsites of the colony developed slowly into the port city of Fremantle and the Western Australian capital city of Perth. 


Address:Robinson Street, Former Carnarvon Court House Grounds, Carnarvon, 6701
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -24.884789
Long: 113.656019
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1829
Approx. Event End Date:1979


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 5th October, 1979
Front Inscription

Sesquicentenary Tree

Melaluca leucodendron

Planted by Mrs. Mary Albany Baxter

October 5th. 1979


Source: MA
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