The View From Mount Clarence

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

Tag: The Ship Inn

  • John Bailey Pavey (1797-1882) by Campbell (Jock) Beer

    John Bailey Pavey, also known as John/Jack Williams, John Andrews and John Williams Andrews was a mariner, sealer, whaler and Plantagenet pioneer. A key figure of Albany’s original criminal fringe he was a man of considerable, and dangerous, prowess. Pavey resided at or near Albany between 1834 and his death in 1882.   With Thanks…

  • Whalemen, Jumpships and Albany’s Old Waterfront Precinct

    An important off-cut from the Newhill/Newell project – 2019/20   Above: Albany’s waterfront precinct  cut from Albany 30A, King George’s Sound as marked by Philip Chauncy, Assistant Surveyor, 1851. Source: State Records Office of W.A.     AS we have seen from our investigations into 1830s and 1840s Albany, behind the imaginary fascia of the…

  • Jimmy’s Harbour – Newhill or Newell? Part 2

    Continued from Part 1   Whalemen, rebellion and Albany’s original newspaper; Jimmy (Ned) Newhill and 1880’s Albany   Above: Edward August Newhill, known among his friends and family as Jimmy, was granted title to the harbour after camping, fishing and hiding deserting whalemen there during the 1880s, but Newhill also led one of the single…

  • In Search of Ngurabirding-Part 4 (a)

    John McKail and George Cheyne: From the Swan River to The Ship Inn, Cape Riche and Eticup     In the continuing search for Ngurabirding we complete the background to John Maher’s 1854 arrival at Albany with a look at the activities, enterprises and connections of the disputatious pair John McKail and George Cheyne. These two figures headed-up influential…