City of Nedlands to honour first European resident with new pavilion

City of Nedlands to honour first European resident with new pavilion

CITY of Nedlands will celebrate the legacy of its first European resident, Adam Armstrong, with an official naming ceremony of its newest pavilion at David Cruickshank Reserve this month.

The City and descendants of four of Adam’s children will come together in a private ceremony to officially name the Adam Armstrong Pavilion.

Mayor Max Hipkins said he was pleased the City would host a ceremony for the unveiling of the plaque to name the pavilion.

“Adam Armstrong played a pivotal role in the early settlement of Nedlands, in naming Dalkeith,” he said.

“I am pleased to welcome several descendants of Adam Armstrong. It will be a special occasion for both the City and the family to celebrate.”

On September 8 1831, Mr Armstrong officially became the first permanent resident of Nedlands.

Shellie Cummings, a descendant of Adam’s youngest child Christopher, spoke on behalf of the descendants and said it was wonderful news.

“It is absolutely wonderful that the City of Nedlands is recognising the role Adam played in both the early settlement in the City and Western Australia,” he said.

“I am sure if Adam was here today, he would be proud to see how his family, Dalkeith, the City of Nedlands and Western Australia have prospered.”