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James Stirling

Admiral and Founding Governor of Western Australia

James Stirling( )
Author: Statham-Drew, Pamela
Publication Date:Apr 2005
Publisher:UWA Publishing
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $59.95
Book Description:

Man of action, naval officer, able administrator, skilled diplomat--James Stirling's distinguished and multi-faceted career carried him to the four corners of the nineteenth-century world. This ambitious biography, seven years in the making, breaks new ground in documenting fully Stirling's path from birth into one of Scotland's oldest families, through to founder and Governor of the Swan River Colony and, ultimately, to Admiral and British naval chief in East Asia.

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