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BRING JAMES STIRLING STATUE TO FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle, history, james stirling, perth, western australia by freoview on May 25, 2015
Statue of Lt-Governor James Stirling in Perth. Courtesy WIKIMEDIA

Statue of Lt-Governor James Stirling in Perth. Courtesy WIKIMEDIA

The West Australian reports today that the City of Perth has put the statue of James Stirling in storage since they can’t find a new location for the bronze sculpture that used to be near the Town Hall.

With W.A. Day, formerly known as Foundation Day, only five days away, I wonder if Perth would donate the statue of the founder of the Swan River Colony to the City of Fremantle.

Lt-Governor James Stirling arrived at Fremantle on the ship Parmelia, so his statue would be well placed on the grass area next to the Round House where it would overlook Bathers Bay. The Round House will be celebrating its 185th birthday in January next year, so adding Stirling’s statue would be fantastic.

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