John Septimus Roe (1797-1878), naval officer, surveyor and explorer, was appointed a midshipman in the navy on 27 May 1813 and sailed in the Rippon which was employed in the blockade of the French coast.. . . . Roe sailed for Sydney in the Dick in February 1817 and arrived in September.
He was offered the post of surveyor-general at the new settlement to be established at Swan River, in 1829
Roe left records of sixteen journeys of exploration. The first eight, between 1830 and 1835 were comparatively short trips to the south and the south-west. In 1836 he went east of Perth for about 180 miles (290 km) and then north for 100 miles (161 km). enjoy his Profile, and Links - - - cheers