West Australia 1829 to 1876
1826 King George's Sound - King Geore's Sound was
held by a small detachment of soldiers.
Swan River - The Swan River was visited by
Vlaming in 1697; by Stirling in 1827 and then colonized in
1829 and 1830.
Land Grants in Western Australia - Land Grants
were eagerly sought by purchasers; and given by Government
in payment of services. Large useless blocks of land were
held by absentees. Much useless property imported for the
sake of obtaining grants.
Gloomy Prospects in Western Australia - Mr
Thomas Peel brings in £50,000 and 300 workmen to Western
Australia. He was obliged to give up his farming operations.
The colony damaged by bad reports in England; by emigration
to other colonies; by foundation of South Australia.
1849 Introduction of Convicts in Western Australia
- Convicts were introduced in 1849 with partial prosperity
Evils of Convictism - West Australia branded;
receives no free emigrants. Transportaion of convicts ceases
in 1868 and the colony retrieves its character.