Yagan, a Warrior, a Leader, a Legend

In May of 1829 the first European settlers arrived in Western Australia and established the Swan River Colony around what is today’s Perth. At the time and for thousands of years previously, the area around the Swan River was inhabited by different Noongar (local aboriginal) nations or tribes. Initial accounts point towards a relatively peaceful coexistence between the Noongar and the settlers. However, that was not to last.

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