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Garden Island memorial to early settlement.

Garden Island was the site of the first permanent European settlement on the Swan River in Western Australia. The settlers who arrived in 1829 were forced to wait on Garden Island for about six months before they were allocated land. On 7 June 1829 Stirling decided that until the site of Perth had been surveyed and further explorations had been carried out Garden Island should be the site of the temporary settlement. Storehouses and shelters were duly built on the island, wells were dug and a bakery was constructed.

Location

Address:Garden Island, Rockingham, 6168
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.216944
Long: 115.680556
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Source: MA
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