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Historical resources for Western Australian History

Pamela Statham Drew has compiled the following list of Books and Articles relating to the History of Western Australia.

If you know of any books or articles that could be added to the list please contact Pamela at


Book Title
Published by
Appleyard, R.T. & Manford, T.
The Beginning
UWA Press 1979
Bassett, M.
The Henty’s - An Australian Colonial Tapestry
OUP 1954
Battye, J.S.
Western Australia - A History from its Discovery to the Inauguration of the Commonwealth
Oxford 1924
Cameron, J.M.R.
Ambitions Fire
UWA 1981
Crowley, F.
A Short History of Western Australia
Macmillan 1969
Hasluck, A.
Thomas Peel of Swan River
OUP Melbourne 1965
Marchant, L.
France Australe
Artlook WA 1982
Mills, R.C.
The Colonisation of Australia 1829-1842
Reprinted Sydney 1974
Statham Drew, P.
James Stirling; Admiral and Founding Governor
UWAP 2003
Statham, P.
Western Australia Becomes British Chapter 6 in Statham (ed) Origins of Australia's Capital Cities
CUP 1989
Uren, M.
Land Looking West
OUP London 1948
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