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Looking past the pioneer myths to find the real stories of the settlers of the Swan River Colony.

This presentation starts with an introduction and then is divided into 3 parts.

The first part looks at several colonists who took up land in the Upper Swan in the 1830s and includes a more detailed discussion of George Fletcher Moore.

Part 2 takes us to the Avon Valley and focuses on Eliza and Thomas Brown, Henry Maxwell Lefroy and Edmund Ashworth

The final section discusses Charles and Campbell Deland and Maude Wordsworth James who lived on the Eastern Goldfields during the late 1890s and early 1900s.

Developed by Jane Davis, James Sykes Battye Memorial Fellow.