Re-enactment of the Landing of Captain James StirlingPrint Page
A monument commemorates the re-enactment of the landing of Captain James Stirling in 1827.
Captain James Stirling (28 January 1791 – 22 April 1865) was a British naval officer and colonial administrator. His enthusiasm and persistence persuaded the British Government to establish the Swan River Colony and he became the first Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Western Australia.
He is chiefly remembered for his exploration of the Swan River, followed by his eventual success in lobbying the British Government to establish a settlement there. On 30 December 1828, he was made Lieutenant-Governor of the colony-to-be. He formally founded the city of Perth and the port of Fremantle and oversaw the development of the surrounding area and on 4 March 1831 he was confirmed as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the new territory, Western Australia, in which post he remained until in 1838 he resumed his naval career.
|Address:||Mill Point Road, Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth, 6151|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -31.974479|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1827|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1827|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 9th March, 1979|
City of South Perth
This plaque commemorates the re-enactment of the landing of Captain James Stirling in 1827 by the officers and men of the Fremantle Port Division of the Royal Australian Naval Reserve and was unveiled by Mr. J. G. Burnett, O.B.E., J.P. on the 9th March, 1979