Here's a little bit of WA history for you. The Public Holiday on Monday is a Western Australian holiday to commerate the founding of the first British Colony in the state of WA.
The first Europeans to visit the Western coast of Australia were Dutch explorers in the 1600s. Later a French party also visited the area. However, many early visitors were not positive about the land's potential so they travelled further. In 1826, the first British settlement, an outpost of the army, was established in Western Australia. During 1827, Admiral Sir James Stirling led a number of explorations along Australia's west coast and recommended that a permanent settlement should be established in the Swan River area. In 1829, he returned to the area with a navy vessel, HMS Challenger, and the merchant ship Barque Parmelia.
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Til next time, happy stitching and may the only frogs you see be the ones in your garden!