Biographical entry Dale, Robert (1810 - 1853)


Robert Dale was born in Winchester, England. He arrived as an Ensign in Western Australia on HMS Sulphur in June 1829 with a detachment of troops of the 63rd Regiment under the command of Captain Frederick Chidley Irwin. He explored the Canning and Helena Rivers and he led the first expedition to the Darling Ranges. A tributary of the Avon River, Western Australia is named in his honour. He explored the Stirling Ranges with Raphael Clint in December 1831. He retired to England in October 1833 and became a timber merchant in Liverpool.

Published resources

Edited Books

  • Shoobert, Joanne (ed.), Western Australian Exploration, vol. 1, Hesperian Press, Perth, 2005, p.580. Details

Journal Articles

  • Cook, Karen Severud, 'The secret agenda of Western Australian explorer Robert Dale', The Globe, no. 54, 2003, pp. 23-24. Details

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