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Today marks the first football match in the Colony of Western Australia, in 1868 -    

It was 'played' between 20 civilians and 20 of the 14th (Foot) Regiment. [1] , who had also played a game, or two, in Melbourne, some 12 months earlier. They had been in New Zealand, with the Wars of the 1860's. - - The Governor of the colony, John Hampton, brought them to increase the security, after the arrival of the last convict ship Hougoumont, earlier in 1868.

However, this Profile is about a 20yo lad, George Harriott Roe, the son of pioneer settler, Capt J. S. Roe, R.N., he is in the paper identified as G. Roe.

enjoy the read, and a few more Links - cheers

WikiTree profile: George Roe
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