Glyde-In Community Learning Centre (Inc.)

$17, $12 for Members, $8 Concession

Date:  Tuesday 24-May-2022
Single session (Ended)
Time 9:00am for 1 hr
Venue: Glyde-In Garden Room
Facilitator: Richard Offen

Following Captain James Stirling's over-exaggerated ideas of the potential productivity of the coastal plain around Perth; the first pioneers soon discovered that the extent of fertile agricultural land around the Swan and Canning rivers was miniscule. It was therefore a matter of considerable urgency to do some serious exploration in order to find productive land which could be used to feed the Swan River Colony. Richard will discuss some of the nineteenth century explorers who intrepidly roamed the arid interior of Western Australia, mapping and recording its unique features as they went, in the process making a significant contribution to our knowledge of the geography of Western Australia.