Passenger List - Parmelia 1829
Sketch by Ross Shardlow
The barque Parmelia was built in Quebec. Canada in 1825, 117 feet long and of 443 tons, was hired to transport Lieutenant-Governor James Stirling and the first group of free settlers to Swan River to establish a colony there in 1829.
Escorted by HMS Sulphur she left England early in February 1829 and hove off Garden Island on the 31st May 1829