Alexander Forrest (1849-1901) was the brother of John Forrest, Lord Forrest of Bunbury, with whom he conducted several expeditions to explore the inland of Australia. Alexander Forrest explored the Kimberley region of Western Australia, opening the area up to settlement. Some of his treks showed extra-ordinary determination. As a government surveyor, he paved the way for the pioneers who followed in his footsteps. Alexander Forrest represented the Kimberley in the Western Australian parliament. He was also Lord Mayor of Perth. His statue stands at the entrance to Stirling Gardens, on the corner of St Georges Tce and Barrack St, on of Perth's most prominent corners. He is seen holding a sextant, with a slung rifle.