Title: Map of the geology around Swan River, Western Australia

Creator: Joshua William Gregory and Francis Thomas Gregory

Description: Manuscript map ‘Geological outlines of the country in the vicinity of the Swan River, Western Australia, compiled at the request of his Excellency John Hutt, Esq’.

Brothers Joshua William (1815-1850) and Francis Thomas Gregory (1821-1888) were two of the five sons (another being Sir August Charles Gregory) born to Joshua Gregory, an army officer from Farnfield, Nottinghamshire.  The family emigrated in 1829 after their father, who had been wounded in action, was granted land in the new Swan River Colony in Western Australia in lieu of a pension.

The Swan River Colony, on the Swan River, Western Australia, was a British settlement established in 1829.  The area was later named officially as Western Australia after its first governor, Captain James Stirling RN, belatedly received his commission.  Stirling served as governor until 1839, when he was succeeded by John Hutt.

Date: 1846

Format: Watercolour on paper

Archive reference: LDGSL/68

Image reference: 07-164

Recommended print size: Up to 70 x 50cm (27in x 20in)

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