Map State The Colony of Western Australia, 1839/4 (1842/1)
The Colony of Western Australia; from the surveys of John Septimus Roe, Esqr. , Surveyor Genl. and from other Official Documents in the Colonial Office and Admiralty, compiled by John Arrowsmith. [Pl.] 36. Scale [ca. 1:970 000 at 35°S]. S 30° 57'-S 35° 07'/E 113° 40'-E 120° 03'. London, Pubd. Octr. 1st. 1839 by J. Arrowsmith, 10 Soho Square.
1 map : col ; 50.0 x 61.0 cm.
Insets: Guildford, [Perth region], Kelmscott, Augusta, Perth, Fremantle
Shows 26 counties in the south-western portion of the Colony with explorers' tracks and profuse notes on landscape and vegetation. Some landholders identified.
Guildford, [Perth region], Augusta, Kelmscott, Perth, Fremantle
North-east of Perth shows landholders W. Tanner and J. Stirling north of the Swan River and to the west of the Swan, W. Tanner, S. Dodds, F. H. Byrne, Capt. Picking and N. S. Talbot. The Helena River flows into the Swan from the east. Public buildings and streets named.
Extends from north of Guildford south to Cockburn Sound and east to Kelsmcott.
Shows the Swan, Helena and Canning rivers and surveyed allotments. Some landholders' names appear.
Plan of the town at the mouth of the Blackwood River land allotments shown fronting Flinders Bay.
Plan of the settlement shown on the right bank of the Canning River with allotments laid out along the river bank.
Town plan shows allotments fronting the Swan River. St Georges Terrace named. Large areas of swamps behind the front streets overlie allotments. To the east along the right bank of the Swan are land holdings in the names of P. Brown, W. T. Graham, A. H. Stone, W. B. Andrews and P. Wicks. A burial ground is marked east of the town.
Town plan with streets and land allotments laid out and public areas designated.
MELBOURNE, GLENELG, GREY, CARNARVON, LANSDOWNE, DURHAM, VICTORIA, TWISS, PERTH, YORK, HOWICK, BEAUFORT, MINTO, GRANTHAM, MURRAY, WELLINGTON, WICKLOW, PEEL, HAY, GODERICH, NELSON, SUSSEX, LANARK, STIRLING, PLANTAGENET AND KENT
Shows the routes of Lt. W[illiam] Preston, Dr. A[lexander] Collie, Ens. Robert Dale, Lt. A. Erskine, Capt. M[ark] J[ohn] Currie, Govr. James Stirling, J[ohn] S[eptimus] Roe, J[ohn] G[arrett] Bussell, Capt. Thomas Bannister, Dr. T[homas] B[raidwood] Wilson, G[eorge] F[letcher] Moore, G. F. Moore and Brown [Peter Broun] (A.D.B. 1788-1850, v. 1, p. 165), Lt. [Henry William St Pierre] Bunbury and A[lfred] Hillman.
Not in Tooley
The 1839/1 state was the first remodeling of the Discoveries map, which was the earlier state of this new title. It was extensively revised and included many new place names including places such as Rockingham, Pinjarra, Picton, Bunbury and Busselton on the west coast. On the south coast Normalup, Rame Hd., Irwin Inlet, Dillon Bay, Bremer Bay and Pt. Hood among others. New rivers flowing to the sea are the Lennox, Vasse and Capel into Geographe Bay and the estuary of an un-named river east of Pt. Knob. Rugged ranges north of Abany named the Stirling Ranges.
The coast line was greatly altered and many new features named.
Land allotments appeared in the Swan, Avon and Toodyoy valleys, near Pinjarra and the Murray River, on the west coast at Busselton and near Picton, Waterloo and Williamsburg. Other blocks were shown near Albany and Wyndham and in the Vale of Kalgan.
New discoveries included the tracks of A. Collie in 1832 up a tributary of the Swan River and back via the Swan, this possibly being an examination of the 1500 acres granted to him.
G. F. Moore's May 1836 explorations shown north from Guildford to the Moore R. then south-west following the river and thence south-east back to Guildford. A second exploration was shown north-east of Guildford to Northam and beyond with Brown [Peter Broun] in 1836.
J. S. Roe's journey shown from Albany west and then north-east before turning north-west in Nov and Dec.1835. Pushing inland J .S. Roe's track appeared Oct/Nov 1836 east of Perth from York to the Glenelg Hills thence north to latitude 31°45'S and from thence westward to the Moore R and thence southward to Guildford.
Tracks of Lt. Bunbury in Oct 1836 between Beverley and Williamsburg were shown.
A. Hillman's tracks from Pinjarra on the west coast eastward to Williamsburg in January 1835 appeared, and his route west of Albany towards Pt Nuyts in July 1833.
Lt. W. Preston's track shown from Augusta to the north in vicinity of Vasse Inlet in 1831.
The supposed track of convicts overland from Albany to Geographe Bay was removed.
CHANGES AND ADDITIONS
There is no change to the map content.
- 1829 - 1839
- Situation date
- 1 October 1842
- Map Publication Date
Discoveries in Western Australia, 1833/1
Discoveries in Western Australia, 1833/2
Discoveries in Western Australia, 1833/3
Discoveries in Western Australia, 1833/4
Discoveries in Western Australia, 1833/5 (1834)
Discoveries in Western Australia, 1833/6 (1838/1)
Discoveries in Western Australia, 1833/7 (1838/2)
The Colony of Western Australia, 1839/1
The Colony of Western Australia, 1839/2
The Colony of Western Australia, 1839/3
The Colony of Western Australia, 1839/4 (1842/1)
The Colony of Western Australia, 1843/1
The Colony of Western Australia, 1856/1 (no date)
The Colony of Western Australia, 1856/2
The Colony of Western Australia, 1863/1
Institutional and Other Holdings
Cambridge University Library
- The Colony of Western Australia [cartographic material] : compiled by John Arrowsmith., 1842, Maps.605.84.1; Cambridge University Library. Details
National Library of Australia Map Collection
- The Colony of Western Australia [cartographic material] / from the surveys of John Septimus Roe Esqr. Surveyor Genl., and from other official documents in the Colonial Office and Admiralty ; compiled by John Arrowsmith, MAP RM 1994; National Library of Australia Map Collection. Details
State Library of Victoria, Maps Collection
- The Colony of Western Australia [cartographic material] / from the surveys of John Septimus Roe Esqr. Surveyor Genl., and from other official documents in the Colonial Office and Admiralty ; compiled by John Arrowsmith., 1 October 1842, MAPS 851 A 1842 ARROWSMITH; State Library of Victoria, Maps Collection. Details
- Tooley, Ronald Vere, The mapping of Australia and Antarctica, Holland Press, London, 1985, 649 pp. Details
- The Colony of Western Australia, 1839/4 (1842)
- National Library of Australia Map Collection
Dorothy F. Prescott
Created: 3 August 2010, Last modified: 3 July 2012