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Stirling was successful in his campagining for the new colony. He returned to Western Australia in 1829. Aboard the Parmelia, Stirling and crew sighted Western Australia at noon on 31 May 1829, but they were unsuccessful entering Cockburn Sound so anchored off Rottnest Island for the night of 1 June. They reached the river mouth on 2 June 1829. [1, p 131]
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Stirling had multiple connections to the slave trade. His intergenerational family businesses traded in slave-produced goods in the United States and Caribbean. His brother Walter Stirling received compensation for the loss of enslaved people in Guiana and Barbados. Stirling was stationed in the Royal Navy at Jamaica, where his Uncle Charles Stirling was Commander-in-Chief. They received prize money for capturing ships, some of which contained slave-produced goods. Stirling's father-in-law James Mangles owned a ship which transported enslaved people between Africa and the Caribbean. [Georgie refs]
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Stirling's report to the Admiralty described Aboriginal people under the heading of 'Animal Productions'. He likened Indigenous people around Derbarl Yerrigan to people around New South Wales, with 'large Heads, spare Trunks, long and disproportionate limbs. They are active and hardy in habit, and seem to possess the qualities usually springing from such habits; Bravery, Vivacity, and Quickness, and a Temper alternating between kindness and ferocity.' [1, p 84]
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