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

Mrs Rebecca Balling,

the original author of this guide.

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.