A real-life historical figure invoked by Neville in a speech to the Royal Western Australian Historical Society. An admiral in the British Royal Navy, Stirling helped found the Swan River Colony in Western Australia, at the site of the present-day city of Perth. Stirling also oversaw the slaughter of a group of native Australians who, unhappy at having their homeland invaded, had been antagonizing the colonists.
Captain James Stirling Character Timeline in No Sugar
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Act 3, Scene 5
...speech, and concludes with a look back to the early days of Australian colonization. Captain Stirling had laid out rules regarding the treatment of Australia’s extant Indigenous population. Neville quotes Stirling,... (full context)