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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

Industry, Business, Health

Book Title
Published by
Harris, Jennifer (ed).
Foreigners: Secret Artefacts of Industrialism.
Perth, WA: Black Swan Press 2009
Lacy, June
Shears: The Story of Shearing Sheds in Western Australia
Perth, WA: Black Swan Press 2002
Layman, Lenore
Powering Perth. A History of the East Perth Power Station
Perth: Black Swan Press, 2011
Oliver, Bobbie
Towards A Living Place. Hospice and Palliative Care in Western Australia
Perth: Cancer Foundation of WA, 1992
Oliver, Bobbie
Work in Western Australia: an annotated guide to resources
Clayton, Vic: National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University; Nedlands, W.A: Centre for Western Australian History, University of Western Australia, 1992
Oliver, Bobbie & Patrick Bertola (eds).
The Workshops: A History of the Midland Government Railway Workshops
Crawley, WA: UWA Press, 2006
Rogers, Philippa
Memories of the Midland Railway Co. of WA
Perth: Rail Heritage W.A., 2014
Spillman, Ken
A rich endowment: government and mining in Western Australia 1829-1994
Nedlands, WA: UWA Press for the Dept. of Minerals and Energy 1993
Spillman, Ken
Raising Edith: the transformation of a new generation university: Edith Cowan University 1995-2005
Mount Lawley WA; Edith Cowan University 2006
Spillman, Ken
Horizons: A history of the Rural & Industries Bank of Western Australia
Nedlands, WA: UWA Press 1989
Spillman, Ken
Diehards : the story of the Subiaco Football Club Subiaco, W.A. 1896-2000
Subiaco WA: The Club 1998
Spillman, Ken
Custodians and champions: the story of the City of Perth Surf Life Saving Club
Perth, W.A.: The Club. 1988
Spillman, Ken with Collins, Andy
A club for all seasons : the story of the Wembley Athletic Club 1926-1996
Wembley WA: The Club 1997
Supski, Sian
A Proper Foundation 1932-2008: A History of the Lotteries Commission in Western Australia
Perth, WA: Black Swan Press 2009
Yiannakis, John N.
A History of Dentistry in Western Australia: A Commemorative History
Perth, Network Books 2009
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