Stirling Council, named after Western Australia’s first Governor, Sir James Stirling, who was involved in the Pinjarra Massacre in 1834 with other Europeans, has moved and passed a motion to change its name. One of the biggest councils in Perth, Western Australia, Stirling Council will consider the name change at its next general council meeting. In the Battle of Pinjarra, an unknown number of Bindjareb Noongar people were killed by colonists in one of the state’s bloodiest battles, with the number of deaths estimated to be between 15 and 80. Read more in Evelyn Manfield’s story dated 19 May 2021 on ABC News online: