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Graylands is named after Maria Gray (née Wycliffe) who inherited land from her sister Sarah Harding (also née Wycliffe) the widow of harbourmaster Captain Harding, the first private owner of land there. Maria was the (second) wife of John Gray, survivor of the Charge of the Light Brigade.

References and Links

Eden, Clare 2000, Second Avenue Claremont: a story of two streets, RICH, Curtin University of Technology.

Mikus, Pamela 2013, Graylands: The Evolution of a Suburb, Hons dissertation, Murdoch University (downloadable).

See also: John Gray, whose second wife, Maria (née Wycliffe), gave her, that is, his, name to the suburb of Graylands (which is now Mount Claremont).

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