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Year 5

Art Work: Artist Frederick Garling, "View from Mt Eliza", 1827.

Art Work: Artist George Pitt Morrison, "The Foundation of Perth", 1829

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Acknowledgement

St Stephen's School would like to acknowledge the contribution of

Mrs Rebecca Balling

a Teacher Librarian (Secondary) at the Duncraig campus from 2012 - 2020, and the original author of this guide.

This guide is now being maintained by another staff member.

The Swan River Colony

In 1829 a group of British people left their homes and set out on an amazing adventure to the Swan River Colony in Western Australia.  When they arrived they had many triumphs and tragedies. 
 

However, this adventure led to the establishment of the settlement of Perth.