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The Governor who began as a volunteer on a store ship called the 'Camel'?

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Image of Captain James StirlingCaptain Sir James Stirling, 1828-1839


I followed in my grandfather's footsteps and joined the Navy as a first class volunteer aboard the store ship Camel in 1803.

I was WA's first Governor.


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