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Our first Australian-born Governor?

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Photo of Sir James MitchellSir James Mitchell, 1948 - 1951

I was WA's first Australian-born Governor.

I was born in Dardanup on Paradise Farm, near Bunbury, and became Govenor in 1948.


Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.