It was named in 1827 by the eventual Governor James Stirling, after Eliza Darling who was the wife of New South Wales Governor Ralph Darling. In 1831, Western Australia's first Surveyor General, John Septimus Roe set aside the land around Mount Eliza for public purposes. This had been overturned by 1835 and extensive logging occurred in the area until 1871 at which 175 hectares (430 acres) was set aside for public purposes. Limestone was quarried from the edge of the scarp to build many of Perth's civic buildings including the Town Hall and Supreme Court.
- "The Constitutional Centre of Western Australia – Heritage Icons: March – Kings Park". Government of Western Australia. 11 January 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
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