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The Ship Parmelia - Arrived 31 May 1829

Passenger List of the Parmelia

Sketch by Ross Shardlow

The barque Parmelia was built in Quebec, Canada in 1825, 117 feet long and of 443 tons, and 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

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