Who settled in wa
Captain Charles Fremantle
In 1829 Captian Charles Fremantle was the first to settle in the swan river colony. The first migrants were mainly retired servicemen on half pay and professional men with there families. The colony FAILED!!!. Young delinquents known as the Pankhurst boys got sent to the swan river colony. The population was further enchanced between 1850-1868 when convicts were sent to the colony.
Why did they settle WA
Albany was the first European settlement established in Western Australia. It was settled three years before the swan river colony was claimed in 1829. The swan river settlement was later named Perth and became Western Australia's capital city
Why did WA develop
The colony developed because the government could not afford to take the people who wanted to leave so the people had to stay here.