Ref NoLDGSL/68
TitleMap and memoir on the geology around Swan River, Western Australia
Date Notewmk 1840
Extent8pp & map
DescriptionManuscript map 'Geological outlines of the country in the vicinity of the Swan River, Western Australia, compiled at the request of his Excellency John Hutt, Esq' and an accompanying geological memoir with list of fossils by Joshua William Gregory and Francis Thomas Gregory, 1846.

Map dimensions: 100cm x 67cm


Administrative HistoryBrothers Joshua William and Francis Thomas Gregory were two of the five sons (another being Sir Augustus Charles Gregory) born to Joshua Gregory, an army officer from Farnfield, Nottinghamshire. The family emigrated in 1829 after their father, who had been wounded in action, was granted land in the new Swan River Colony in Western Australia in lieu of a pension.

The Swan River Colony, on the Swan River, Western Australia, was a British settlement established in 1829. The area was later named officially as Western Australia after its first governor, Captain James Stirling RN, belatedly received his commission. Stirling served as governor until 1839, when he was succeeded by John Hutt.
ArrangementMap and accompanying manuscript were catalogued as two separate items. For descriptive purposes and to make them easier to find, they have been reunited.
Access ConditionsAccess is by appointment only. Please contact the Archivist for further information.
Publication NotePaper was read before the Society, 17 November 1847 and brief abstract was published as: Gregory, J W & F T Gregory. "Remarks to accompany a Geological Map of Western Australia", 'Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London', vol 4 (1848) p142.
ArchNoteDescription by Caroline Lam
CreatorNameGREGORY | Francis Thomas | 1821-1888 | surveyor
GREGORY | Joshua William | 1815-1850 | explorer 
TermGeological surveying
DS/UK/161GREGORY; Joshua William (1815-1850); explorer1815-1850
DS/UK/162GREGORY; Francis Thomas (1821-1888); surveyor1821-1888
NA82Western Australia
NA83Swan River
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