The View From Mount Clarence

A look back at settlement along Western Australia's South Coast

Category: John Septimus Roe

  • Upriver

    Originally Posted 24 April 2014: Three Things Relative To The Period 1834-1841: Part 2 It’s not a great picture, I know, but the view from Mount Clarence looking north offers a glimpse of two distant ranges. The nearer and smaller of the two (out of view to the left) is the Porongurups; the larger and…

  • The Friendly Frontier Vrs The Not-So-Friendly Frontier

    Originally Published 25 April 2014: It’s well known that Albany’s indigenous engaged positively with the European newcomers from the time of permanent arrival (despite the hick-up) until about 1840. During the first decade as a free settlement relations between Albany’s two races continued in the same vein as that established by Lockyer, Nind, Barker, Nakinah…

  • King Georges Sound, Oyster Harbour and John Septimus Roe – Part 2

    Originally published: 2 April 2014 A word about those early navigators … When relating Roe’s maritime experience it’s important to talk a little about the great French and British pelagic explorers, the great navigators and cartographers of the 1700’s who charted most of the south seas and are remembered in a thousand-and-one local histories around…

  • King Georges Sound, Oyster Harbour and John Septimus Roe – Part 1

    Originally Published: March/April 2014 We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then we return home.  Australian Aboriginal Proverb   The first story in the ‘OUTDONE’ collection is called ‘Time and Place’.  I called it that…