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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.
|Address:||573 Hay Street, Perth City Library, Perth, 6000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -31.955145|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Sub-Theme:||Government - Colonial|
|Actual Event STart Date:||1829|
|Actual Event End Date:||1979|
|Monument Designer:||Clement .P. Somers|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 10th March, 1979|
Captain James Stirling
Founder Governor of Western Australia
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
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