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03-December-2015
03-December-2015

Photographs supplied by Father Ted Doncaster

A monument commemorates the failed settlement of Clarence.

495 members of Thomas Peel’s failed venture, arrived aboard three ships, Gilmore, Hooghly and Rockingham between December 1829 and May 1830. They set up makeshift camps in primitive conditions at Clarence. In the first year some 40 settlers died of scurvy, dysentery, or other ailments and 6 from childbirth. The majority of the deceased were buried in the vicinity and a number later re-interred in the old Alma Street Cemetery, Fremantle.

Location

Address:Nyerrbup Circle, Woodman Point Regional Park, Munster, 6166
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.125249
Long: 115.760787
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:December-1829
Approx. Event End Date:May-1830

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 1st June, 2002
Front Inscription

The Clarence Settlement

495 members of Thomas Peel’s failed venture, arrived aboard three ships, GilmoreHooghly and Rockingham between December 1829 and May 1830.

They set up makeshift camps in primitive conditions at Clarence. In the first year some 40 settlers died of scurvy, dysentery, or other ailments and 6 from childbirth. The majority of the deceased were buried in the vicinity and a number later re-interred in the old Alma Street Cemetery, Fremantle.

Source: MA
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