SWAN RIVER COLONY- HISTORY MYSTERY 2

We are learning to imagine what life was like in the early days of the Swan River Colony. We are also learning why the Colony was started, and the people who played a role in this.

2ND MYSTERY

What’s in a name? Search the Perth Suburb Names site. Can you find any suburb names that are linked to the year 1829? Write your answer in a comment.

Put the information in your own words. Copying another writer’s work is not on.

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LEVEL UP:  Tell us why the suburb name is connected to 1829.

102 thoughts on “SWAN RIVER COLONY- HISTORY MYSTERY 2

  1. Booragoon is the aboriginal for lower reaches of canning river. It was chosen as a suburb in the early 1950s by the then Melville road board from a letter published in the West Australians on 3rd January, 1925.

  2. Embleton
    They named it embleton because the was a man called Gorge Embleton who worked as a servant for Dr John Watley and watley died in 1830 and settled in bayswater district.

  3. Calista

    The ship ‘Calista’ was one of the first ships to bring settlers to the Swan River colony.

    Connolly

    Connolly was named after John Connolly, who was a private in the 63rd regiment. He arrived in the Connolly in 1829, and got a job as a farmer in Upper Swan.

    • Thanks for your comment, Kate.
      In your answer about Calista, you have copied another writer’s work in your comment. Your answer about Connolly was much better! If you need help with summarising information for your comment, ask me.

  4. Calista
    Is named after a ship because it was the first ship to bring settlers to the swan river colony.
    Connolly
    It was named after John Connolly in 1829.

  5. Brentwood is named after a town of the east-coast of London. This was the birth place of John Bateman Junior who adopted the name for homestead. Subdivision of the area begun bu State Housing commission in the early 1950s and the name was adopted at request by the Bateman family.

    • Thanks for your comment, Mason.
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    • Thanks for your comment, Sienna.
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  6. Bull creek was named after the creek within it’s boundaries. The name was used by the city of Melville council in December 1968. The creek was named after the early settler, Lt Henry Bull.

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  7. Kelmscott

    This suburb was named after Kelmscott in Oxfordshire, England. An announcement was made in July 1830 that in honour of Archdeacon Scott the town would be named after his birthplace. It England from New South Wales aboard the HMS ‘Success’, was stranded at the new Swan River settlement when the ship struck a reef off Fremantle in November 1829.

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  8. Fremantle

    Fremantle was named after Captain Charles Howe Fremantle who arrived on the Swan river colony on 2 may 1829.

    • Thanks for your answer, Kate. As historians, we write information in our own words rather than copy anothers’ writing. If you need help with this, let me or your teacher know.

  9. I love learning about WA history!
    Captain Charles Fremantle came to the Swan River Colony in 1829. The suburb of Fremantle is named after him.

  10. The ‘Calistia’ arrived on March the 5th 1829 with Captain S Hawkins who left them at the swan river to starve and set off without them.

  11. In 1829 there was a ship called ‘Calista’ it was one of the first ships to bring settlers to the Swan river colony. It had 73 passengers and arrived on 5 August 1829. IT was under the command of captain S Hawkins.

  12. Captain S Hawkins brought one of the first colony’s in the boat called Calista to Perth on the 5 of August 1829 holding 73 passengers.

  13. wood bridge was a town founded 1829 and named in 2001 it was named by Stirling’s wife’s piece of land in the Australian settlement it is also named after a small wooden bridge.

  14. Calista was named after a ship. ‘Calista’ was the first ship to take 73 passengers to the swan river colony in 1829.

  15. Kelmscott is named after Kelmscott in Oxfordshire. The captain of a ship declared that it would be named after his birth place.

  16. Orelia was a ship name. It brought settlers to Fremantle in October 1829 to the new colony. Development on the site begun in 1952. It is part of Kwinana.

  17. Parmelia was the first ship that brought settlers to the new colony, arriving in mid-1829. It’s most notable guests were the new Governor, James Stirling, and his wife Ellen.

  18. Cottesloe
    Governor Sir Frederick Napier Broome, to suggest a name.
    How Fremantle who, on 2 May 1829 raised the 1st British flag at Fremantle.

  19. Hi Ms Lockyer,
    Whilst I was researching, I discovered that the suburb Samson, in The City Of Fremantle, was named after an early settle by the name of Lionel Samson, who came to the area in 1829, and established ‘Lionel Samson and Sons’, which is still in business today. His family have been prominent in Fremantle. IE: One of his descendants, Sir William Frederick Samson, was a notable mayor of Fremantle Council Area, for more than 20 years.
    FACT: Before development, the site was owned by the army, and being
    Melville Military Camp in World War II.
    Harrison

    REFERENCES
    1. www0.landgate.wa.gov.au/maps-and-imagery/wa-geographic-names/name-history/historical-suburb-names
    2. en.wikipedia.org

  20. Named after Captain Charles Howe Fremantle who arrived at the Swan River Colony on 2 May 1829, on the HMS ‘Challenger’. Fremantle had been despatched from the Cape of Good Hope on the 20 March of that year, they placed the British flag on the South Head, and took formal possession in the name of His Majesty King George IV, of “all that part of New Holland which is not included within the territory of New South Wales”.

    • Joshua, as history researchers, we write information in our own words rather than copy anothers’ writing. Don’t copy. If you need help with this, let me or your teacher know.

  21. Gosnells attracted early settlers with its rich soil and abundant waters of the Canning River. John Okey Davis came in 1829 with his wife and his seven children on the ship ‘Lotus’

  22. Yet another suburb that has links to 1829 is Gosnells. The freshwater of the Canning River caught the eyes of many early settlers. Development dates back to 1829, and John Okey Davis arrived on the ship ‘Lotus’, and sold his land to Charles Gosnell, in 1862, where the name originates.

  23. Embleton
    Embleton was named after a early settler called George Embleton. He arrived in the colony in 1829 . He came as a servent for Dr John Watley. He died in 1830 when he was settled in the Bayswater District.

    • Good comment, Divya. I am confused about who died in 1830 – Embleton or Watley? At any rate, it seems pretty interesting how he died only one year after arriving in the Swan River Colony – I love a history mystery!

  24. Calista is named after a ship. The Calista was one of the first ships to get to to the Swan River Colony. Captain S Hawkins was in command.

  25. The bay in Shoalwater was named by J.S. Roe in 1829.The name means shallow water in the bay.
    The bay goes from Cape Perton to Mersey Point.

  26. Hazelmere was established in 1829. It was named after another suburb in Guilford, Surrey (England) that was called Haslemere. No-one knows the reason for a change in spelling from the original name. The land got bought by James Morrison in 1883. We have a few questions about Hazelmere. Who named the original 1st suburb? Also what was the reason for the difference in spelling? A final fact is that Hazelmere was divided into sub cultures.

    • Great information here, Mia and Casey. You are thinking like curious historians! Tip: maybe instead of ‘sub cultures’ you could have written smaller farming lots’. What do you think?

  27. The suburb Hazelmere is were most of the colony started of because of captain Stirling.In 1883 a auctioneer named James Morrison purchased some of the land in that area.

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