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14-July-2016
14-July-2016

Photographs supplied by Father Ted Doncaster

A statue of Captain James Stirling was funded and erected in 1979 to celebrate Western Australia's 150th anniversary. 

Sir 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.

Location

Address:573 Hay Street, Perth City Library, Perth, 6000
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.955145
Long: 115.861703
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial
Actual Event STart Date:1829
Actual Event End Date:1979
Monument Designer:Clement .P. Somers

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 10th March, 1979
Front Inscription

Captain James Stirling
Founder Governor of Western Australia
1829-1838

Unveiled by His Royal Highness The Price of Wales K.G., K.T., G.C.B., P.C. on March 10th, 1979

Celebrating the State's 150th Anniversary 

Donated to the City and People of Perth by Channel Nine and Radio 6KY

Source: MA
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