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Bessie Rischbieth

Statue of Bessie Rischbieth by Jon Tarry Based on a picture from A news clipping inThe Canberra Times, 30 April, 1964 edition http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/perth-foreshore-protester-bessie-rischbieth-honoured-at-elizabeth-quay-by-statue-20160203-gmkj42.html Bessie Rischbieth  In 1906, Rischbieth and others founded the Children's Protection Society in Western Australia and joined the Women's Service Guilds of Western Australia in 1909....

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Early Settlement

When on 29 December 1696, Willem de Vlamingh landed on Rottnest Island. He saw giant jarrah, trees, numerous quokkas (a native marsupial), and thinking they were large rats he named the island "rats' nest" (Rattennest in Dutch) because of them.    He afterwards wrote: "I had great pleasure in admiring this island, which is very attractive, and where it seems to me that nature has denied ...

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A Skipper’s Notes

A Skipper’s Notes

And by the way, you can help with this… Our grand plan is to write regular instalments around the history of our beautiful city and Swan River. Hopefully you will see some semblance of order but, who knows how it will evolve.. Contributions.. the bulk of material that we post each week is sourced from a range of reference documents – and of course some from our own observations. We ...

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