Adam Wallace Elmslie

Government Role

Australia: Western Australia

1829 - ????


Adam Wallace Elmslie accompanied Thomas Peel to the Swan River colony in 1829 aboard the Gilmour in 'an official undertaking in his undertaking'. His 'family business had been in the West Indies but had failed', and he took his son Arthur and daughter Sarah, who returned on the Wanstead after only three months. His allotment was 4306 acres but he considered himself entitled to more and was jealous of naval officers and very disparaging of the entire enterprise.


CO201/229, p.522, cited in Alexandra Hasluck, Thomas Peel of Swan River (1965) pp.90-91; Hasluck, Thomas Peel, pp. 91-2.