Perth and Fremantle

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Batavia is wrecked on the Abrolhos Islands

1629

Willem de Vlamingh lands on Rottnest and explores and names the Swan River

1696

First settlement begins at King George Sound (Albany)

1826

Perth is founded (August 12)

1829

James Stirling officially proclaims the territory of Western Australia (June 18)

1829

Charles Fremantle lands near mouth of the Swan River (May 2)

1829

and claims the land British

Swan River settlement begins

1829

first prison built in Fremantle

1831

First convicts are sent to WA

1850

Perth is proclaimed a city by Queen Victoria (Sep 23.)

1856

Transportation of convicts to WA is stoped

1868

Construction of Fremantle harbour begins

1892

Gold discovered in Kalgoorlie

1893

Western Australia becomes part of the Commonwealth of Australia (Jan 1)

1901

World War 1

1914 - 1918

Fremantle becomes a city (June 3rd)

1929