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Two street lamps commemorate the 150th anniversary of the founding of Western Australia.

The first European settlement of Western Australia occurred following the landing by Major Edmund Lockyer on 26 December 1826 of an expedition on behalf of the New South Wales colonial government. He established a convict-supported military garrison at King George III Sound, at present-day Albany, and on 21 January 1827 formally took possession of the western third of the continent for the British Crown. This was followed by the establishment of the Swan River Colony in 1829, including the site of the present-day capital, Perth.


Address:27 St Georges Terrace, Council House entrance , Perth, 6000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.956322
Long: 115.860978
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Technology
Monument Theme:Landscape


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1978
Front Inscription

Presented to the City of Perth in 1978 by the Perth & Kinross Council, Scotland

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the founding of Western Australia.

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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