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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1846, Sunday, August 21, 1831

[Swan River Colony]

The accounts from the Swan River settlement are to the 10th March: they are very satisfactory; Messrs. Bannister and Smithe returned from King George's Sound, after travelling 53 days across a country well watered, and with the most luxurious timber; several samples of the mould had been brought in, and it proved of the finest quality for agricultural purposes. The colonists at Swan River were abundantly supplied with every necessary, and with provisions at low prices. The harvest had been productive, and vegetables were plentiful. The first native (of European parents) had appeared; the lady of Captain Stirling had presented a boy. It is stated that King George's Sound is to be attached to the Swan River settlement.