Swan River Colony
- How did the different colonies communicate with each other?
- Why did WA been called Swan River colony before?
- How many people settled in the Swan River colony?
- How was it like living in the seas while they were travelling?
Why did a colony start in WA?
Just over 100 years later, in 1829, Captain James Stirling founded Perth as part of the Swan River Colony. ... The British Government agreed to found the colony as the first free settlement in Australia, and settlers began to arrive in Western Australia in June 1829.