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Western Australia The first European to visit Western Australia was a Dutch explorer, Dirk Hartog who on 26 October 1616 landed at (what is now known as) Cape Inscription, Dirk Hartog Island. The origins of the present state began with the establishment of a British settlement at King George Sound in 1826 (later named Albany from 1832). The settlement was founded in response to British concerns about the possibility of a French colony being established on the coast of Western Australia. n 1887, a new constitution was drafted, providing for the right of self-governance and in 1890, the act granting self-government to the colony was passed by the British House of Commons.


Western Australian Convicts - Stag 1855 - Convicts to Australia

Name Christian Name(s) Reg No Term Age-S Trial Place Day Mth Year Criminal Offence Comments
McCombe William 3342 14y 25 Glasgow .. .. 1851 Robbery aka [COMBES; COOMBS, John]


Western Australian Convicts - Clyde 1863 - Convicts to Australia

Name Christian Name(s) Reg No Term Age-T Trial Place Day Mth Year Criminal Offence Comments
Coombs James 7059 7y 32 Middlesex 03 06 1861 Larceny .... .... .... .... ....


Western Australian Convicts - Belgravia 1866 - Convicts to Australia

Name Christian Name(s) Reg No Term Age-T Trial Place Day Mth Year Criminal Offence Comments
Coombs Robert 8812 15y 27 Central Criminal Court 27 02 1865 Burglary .... .... .... .... ....

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