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The author examines the economic performance of the colonists during the entire pre-convict period, from the 1820s to the 1850s, including the impact on the indigenous population. Key questions considered include arrival, settlement and dispossession.

Meticulously researched and beautifully illustrated, this book is destined to become a classic for all people interested in the early history of Western Australia.

Swan River Colony - The First Twenty-one Years

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