The View From Mount Clarence

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

Tag: Ensign Dale

  • Apical Argument – Part 1

    MARCH 2023 UPDATE: 6PR Radio talks Lake Monger name change with Glenda Kickett of UWA Indigenous Elders are calling for Lake Monger to be renamed Galup due to the colonial history associated with the current name. Whadjuk Noongar Elder and senior lecturer at UWA Glenda Kickett told Oliver Peterson on Perth Live there needs to be more…

  • Mokare’s Mob – Part 4b

    Collie after Mokare (Continued from Part 4A)   Cultural impasse aside, it’s important to stay close to our intended purpose of trying to determine the ultimate role played by Mokare in leading the Albany Aborigines into non-violent intercourse with the incoming European presence. The question is not whether Mokare and the succession of incomer leaders…

  • Mokare’s Mob – Part 4a

    Mokare and Dr Alexander Collie (1793-1835)   And so to Dr Collie himself, Albany’s original ailing academic. Doctor, botanist and casual explorer, by the early 1830s Collie had become a reknown natural history collector as well. His naval experience aboard HMS Blossom cruising the coasts of the Americas, including the Pacific Islands and far north,…