The View From Mount Clarence

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

Tag: Philip Parker King

  • Mokare’s Mob – Part 1

    Mokare: 1800 – 1831 Not since the time of Mokare has there been more future driven anxiety facing the South Coast’s Indigenous. As final deliberation on the Single Noongar Claim looms, Western Australia’s South-Western Aborigines face acceptance of the decades long Native Title case against the Government of Australia, an issue as much rooted in the story of Mokare…

  • 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…