Swan River Colony: The First Twenty-One Years

When Perth, Western Australia, was first colonised it was known as the Swan River Colony. The author, an economic historian, examines the pre-convict era from the 1820s to the 1850s. She has written extensively about Western Australia’s yesterdays. This book is intensively researched and beautifully illustrated throughout

The British flag has been planted... the name of King George IV had been invoked... the Swan River Colony was launched. What now? This book shows how the colonists managed the extraordinary task of creating a new home in a foreign territory so very far from all they had ever held dear.

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Pamela Statham Drew

Joanne West Cornish 

Pandorus Publication 2021 

Pages: 119

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