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Henry Camfield

























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Standing on the land he called 'Burrswood', the English settler who almost starved to death in his attempt to turn this alien land into an English garden, leans on his shovel in helpless despair. His weary demeanour captures the sense of hopelessness that enveloped the early 19th Century migrants, who clung to the sandy edges of the new continent. 

This magnificent bronze sculpture was designed in 1996 by Charlie and Joan Smith and stands two metres tall.





Pioneer, Henry Camfield, settled in the area in 1829 naming it "Burrswood" after his family home in Kent. Henry experienced deprivation and constant crop failures leading to near starvation in the harsh Western Australian environment. The sculpture is based on an excerpt from a letter home, in which he said "We are told we should get our subsistance from the sweat of our brow, but I never read we should sweat, strive to get on honestly and starve..."
















The Camfield 









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2020.08.10 Burswood Icons of the trail Stunning food and views City View Cafe fbk grp wa tourism 
2020.07.12 Kings park Icons of the trail update bike hire station Bicycle hire SpinWAy Kings Park fbk grp wa tourism 
2020.08.02 Kalamunda trail - Bushland - creek Natural zone - dog friendly Whistlepipe Gully walk fbk wa trails pic n vid 
2020.08.12 Burswood Icons of the trail 190 m rock serpent The Wandering fbk grp wa tourism 
2020.08.08 Hillarys Icons of the trail Awesome Marina with so many attractions Hillarys Boat Harbour fbk wa biz 
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