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Except for the 63rd Regiment, the officers and men of the eight infantry detachments serving in the Swan River Colony first made landfall in one of the other Colonies. Some were raw recruits when they left Britain but most were experienced soldiers. Near enough to 1,200 Redcoats served in Western Australia and over 160 took their Army discharges and settled in that State. This would have been the case for countless other soldiers who served and settled in other Colonies in the 19th Century.
Research for new website pages relating to the ships and voyages that brought the Redcoat Settlers to our shores is occurring daily.


Updated 21 Jan 2023 Kelmscott/Canning Military Post (new page).
Updated 04 Jan 2023 Convict Ship Isabella 1842 (new page).



Website launched on 10th June 2019.
Minor design changes 13th April 2022.