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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.

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Book Title
Published By
Appleyard, R. & Couper, D.
A History of Trayning
UWAP 2009
Archer, A. W.
Ravensthorpe Then and Now
Arthur, P. L. & Bolton, G.
Voices from the West End; Stories People and Events that shaped Fremantle
WA Museum 2011
Austen, Tom
The Streets of Old Perth
Perth 1988
Bain, Sister M. A.
Ancient Landmarks: A History of the Victoria District of WA 1839-1894
UWAP 1975
Barker, A. & Laurie, M.
Excellent Connections: Bunbury
Bunbury 1991
Battye, J.S.
History of the North West of Australia
Bignell, Merle
A Place to Meet: a history of the shire of Katanning, Western Australia
UWAP 1981
Bignell, Merle
The Fruit of the Country: a history of the shire of Gnowangerup, Western Australia
WA UWAP 1977
Black, D., Holman, J. & Northover J.
Pioneers of the Preston: The Story of T. G. Chapman & S. Gardiner
2nd Edition Perth 2010
Bolton, Geoffrey
Daphne Street – A Community Biography
Fremantle 1996
Bourke, Michael
On the Swan: A History of the Swan District
UWAP 1987
Braid, E. & Forbes, E.
From Afar a People Drifted : The Story of Koorda, a Wheatbelt Settlement
E Forbes 1997
Bridge, P. & Teague, A. (Eds)
The Early Days of the Yilgarn
Hesperian Press 2008
Buchanan, Bruce
Chittering – Exploration to Shire
Shire of Chittering 2000
Buchanan, Bruce
Wannamal: a history
Curtin Printing Services 1997
Bull, M.
White Feather – The story of Kanowna
Bunbury, Bill
Rabbits and Spaghetti: Captives and Comrades, Australians, Italians and the War, 1939-1945
Fremantle Arts Centre Press 1995
Burt, J.
The Kimberley
Burton, V.
General History of Broome
Broome 2000
Carden, F.
Along the Canning
Canning 1965
Carter, Jennie & Bevan
Settlement to City: A History of the Armadale District
Armadale 2011
Carter, Jennie & Bevan
Bassendean: A Social History
Bassendean 1986
Chitty, Wally
Toodyay: the good old days
Hesperian 2004
Clack A. C. (Tony)
A Bathing House on the Avon: A History of Bathing and Swimming in York
York Society 1999
Clack A. C. (Tony)
Glorious Apostle: A History of the Catholic Church in York
York 2009
Clack A. C. (Tony)
Origins of the York Town Hall
York Society 2011
Clack A. C. (Tony)
The Photographs of Edward Tours Hamersley
York Society 2001
Clement, C. Gresham, J. & McGlashan, H
Kimberley History: People, Exploration and Development
Kimberley Society 2012
Clement, Cathy
Old Halls Creek
Crab, Dawn
The Way to St Werburgh’s
First published 1974 – reprinted 1991 Albany Advertiser
Cresswell, G.J.
The Light of Leeuwin: Augusta – Margaret River Shire History
Daubney, A.
Pemberton – Family Stories
Daubney, A. (Ed)
Northcliffe – I Remember When
Dench, P. & Gregg, A.
Carnarvon & Apollo
Perth 2010
Downey, H.S.G.
Mosman Park
UWAP 1971
Dowson, John
Old Fremantle
Fremantle 2003
Dowson, John
Fremantle Port
Fremantle 2011
Dowson, John
Old Albany
National Trust 2009
Dowson, John
Fremantle – The Immigration Story
Eaton, Francis
A History of Quairading 1859-1930: The Golden Grain & the Silver Fleece
Perth 1979
Edwards, H.
Port of Pearls- Broome
Erickson, Rica
The Victoria Plains
Lamb Patterson 1871
Erickson, Rica
Old Toodyay and Newcastle Toodyay
Toodyay 1974
Ewers, John
The Western Gateway: 100 years of Local Government in Fremantle WA
Fremantle 1948
Garden, Donald
Albany: A Panorama of the Sound from 1827
Nelson 1977
Garden, Donald
Northam, an Avon Valley History
Oxford University Press, Melbourne c1979
Glossop, V.
Bunbury’s first settlers
Glover, Rhonda
Plantagenet: Rich and Beautiful: A History of the Shire of Plantagenet WA
UWAP 1979
Gordon, D. L.
The West Pilbara
Gregory, Jenny
City of Light Perth since the 1850’s
Perth 2003
Hasluck, A. & Lukis, M.
Victorian and Edwardian Perth
Sydney 1977
Heydon, P. R.
Meekatharra – End of the Earth
Heydon, P. R.
Westward to the Sea: reminiscences and history of the Carnamah district, 1861-1987
Carnamah Historical Society 1988
Heydon, P. R.
Nannine by the Lake
Heydon, P. R.
Wiluna: Edge of Desert
Hutchinson, David
A Town Like No Other: The Living Tradition of New Norcia
Fremantle 1995
Iredall, N.
The Warren - Early Settlers
Jennings, Rodger
Busselton: - outstation on the Vasse, 1830-1850
Shire of Busselton c1983
Jennings, Rodger
Busselton - A Place to Remember 1850-1914
Shire of Busselton 2000
Johnson, Les
Albany Who and What
Western Australian Museum 2001
Kerr, A.
North Western Australia
UWA 1962
Langford, Stephen Dr.
The Leading Edge: Innovation, Technology and People in Australia’s Royal Flying Doctor Service
UWA Publishing, February 2016
Ludbrook, J.
The Big Q- Shire of Quarading
Marchant James, Ruth
Cottesloe: A Town of Distinction
Town of Cottesloe, 2007
Marchant James, Ruth
Fields of Gold: A History of the Dominican Sisters in WA
Doubleview, W.A. Dominican Sisters of Western Australia, 1999.
Marchant James, Ruth
Heritage of Pines: A History of the Town of Cottesloe WA
Town of Cottesloe Council, 1977
Marchant James, Ruth
Cork to Capricorn: A History of the Presentation Sisters in WA 1891-1991
Mosman Park, W.A. Congregation of the Presentation Sisters of Western Australia, 1996.
McDonald, G. & Cooper, W.S.
The Gosnells Story
McLaren, G. & Cooper, W.
Beverley – Our Journey Through Time
Beverley 2002
Milne, B.
Crossroads A Journey through the Upper Gascoyne
Oldham R. & J.
Western Heritage
Perth 1961
Palmer, Alex
Palmer, Alex
Paynes Find
Palmer, Alex
Hesperian 1999
Parker, Frank
The Road to York: from Guildford to York Western Australia, an early history
Parker Print, 2006
Pendal, P. & Davey, K.C.
South Perth – The Vanishing Village
Peters, Nonja
Milk and Honey but no Gold: Postwar migration to WA
UWA Press 2001
Pitt Morrison, M. and White J.
Western Towns and Buildings
UWA Press 1978
Ralph, G.M.
Bullfinch & the Yilgarn Goldfield
Reece, R. & Pascoe, R.
A Place of Consequence: A Pictorial History of Fremantle
Rogers, A.
Wongan Hills: Work in Progress
Saggers, T.
Crossing the Kalgan – Bridges and Jetty
Spillman Ken
Hands to the plough: the Shire of Victoria Plains since 1945
Calingiri, W.A : Shire of Victoria Plains
Spillman, Ken
Identity Prized A History of Subiaco
UWAP 1985
Spillman, Ken
Life was meant to be here: community and local government in the Shire of Mundaring
Mundaring, W.A. : Shire of Mundaring, 2003
Spillman, Ken
Tales of a singular city: Subiaco since the 1970s
Subiaco, W.A.: City of Subiaco. 2006
Stanley, T. B.
History of St Peter's Church of England, Brunswick Junction
The author, c1953
Stannage, C.T.
Lakeside City The Dreaming of Joondalup
UWAP 1996
Staples A. C. (Charlie)
They Made Their Destiny: History of the Shire of Harvey 1829-1929
Shire of Harvey 1979
Stokes, J.P.
Cunderdin – Meckering
Taggert, N.
Rockingham Looks Back
Talbot, L.
Thomas, A.
Kalkarni The Brookton Story
Brookton 1993
Udell, H.
Gin Gin
Webb, A.
Kondidin, Kargarin, Hyden Community Time & Place
UWAP 1988
Webb, M. & A.
Golden Destiny : Kalgoolie- Boulder
Boulder 1993
Whitley E. S. & C. G. S.
HMS Sulphur
Hesperian Press 2010
Wright, K. & Wainwright, N.
Kununurra – From Dreams to Reality
de Burgh, W.
A Story of Cowella Coast Run 1873-1964
de Burgh, W.
A Story of Swan Location 16 (Woodbridge Guildford)
Hesperian 2008
de Burgh, W.
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