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Lieutenant-Governor Stirling to Sir George Murray
Perth, Western Australia, 20 January, 1830.
On September 9 I had the honour to announce to you my arrival here, and the commencement of this Settlement; I now beg leave to lay before you the following Information relative to its progress since that period, its present condition and future prospects.
As soon as the difficulty attendant on landing and housing the establishment was surmounted, I caused an exploration of the country immediately in the neighbourhood of the port to be made, and two towns to be laid out: one, named Freemantle