Albany was the first European settlement established Western Australia.
Did you know the first person to land on WA was a Dutchman named Dirk Hartog?
Who settled WA?
Captain Charles Fremantle was the first person to raise and plant the British flag in the Swan River Colony of WA. The first migrants in 1829-1830 were retired serve rice men professional men with their families, artisans and servants, the colony failed so then in 1848 and in 1868 they sent single women and Parkhurst boys (bad boys) to make the colony bigger.
Why did they settle WA?
The Britain settled WA and thought it would be an easy start because the land was not fertile and there would be new species of animals.
Primary Scources on A Secondary Website
This website below has maps, journals, letters and more made by the people in the first fleet.
New South Wales Research
The Gold Rush
The 12th of Febuary 1849 inside of California Vistoria or Barthurst NSW the gold rush happened, a guy named Edward Hammod Hargraves was a prospector and he a another guy named Lister went to Lewis Pond Creek near Barturst and Lister's instincts said that they were surrounded by gold, "There it is!" He cried, they found gold, word spread quickly on April, Lister and another man found a rich strike in York's corner and I guess all this started the massive gold rush.
The population in California grew from 77,000 to 540,000 because of the gold rush.