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Histories of Fremantle

Hitchcock, J.K. 1929, The History of Fremantle, The Front Gate of Australia 1829-1929, Fremantle City Council.

Ewers, John K. 1971, The Western Gateway: A History of Fremantle, Fremantle City Council, with UWAP, rev. ed. (1st ed. 1948).

Forsyth, Ian (forthcoming), Troubled Waters: The Story of the Port of Fremantle 1600-1900.

Hutchison, David, A brief history (of Fremantle), in his Fremantle Walks.

Reece, R. [Bob] & R.[obert] Pascoe 1983, A Place of Consequence: A Pictorial History of Fremantle, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Fremantle.

Histories of Western Australia

Battye, J.S. 1924, Western Australia: A History from its Discovery to the Inauguration of the Commonwealth, Clarendon Press, Oxford—uncorrected scan.

Bolton, Geoffrey 2008, Land of Vision and Mirage: Western Australian since 1826, UWAP.

Colebatch, Hal ed. 1929, A Story of A Hundred Years, Western Australia 1829-1929, Government Printer, Perth.

Crowley, F.K. 1960, Australia's Western Third: A History of Western Australia, Macmillan.

Irwin, Frederick Chidley 1835, The State and Position of Western Australia, London.

Kimberly, W.B. 1897, History of West Australia: A Narrative Of Her Past Together With Biographies Of Her Leading Men, Niven, Melbourne. Available online from Wikisource.

Mennell, Philip, 1892, The Coming Colony: Practical Notes on Western Australia, Hutchinson & Co., London—text only.

Moore, George Fletcher 1884, Diary of Ten Years Eventful Life of an Early Settler in Western Australia and also A descriptive vocabulary of the language of the aborigines, Walbrook, London. Scan in process of correction.

Stirling, Edmund 1894, A Brief History of Western Australia: from its earliest settlement, vol. 1, Sands & McDougall, Perth.

Stannage, Tom 1981 ed., A New History of Western Australia, UWAP.

Local Histories — Metropolitan

Bolton, Geoffrey & Jenny Gregory 1999, Claremont: A History, UWAP.

Bourke, Michael J. 1987, On the Swan: a History of Swan District, Western Australia, UWAP for the Swan Shire Council, ISBN 0-85564-258-0.

Buchanan, Annette 2014, Canning River Stories, City of Canning.

Carden, Fred G. 1968, Along the Canning: A History of the Shire of Canning District, Shire of Canning, Cannington.

Carter, Jennie 1986, Bassendean: A Social History 1829-1979, Bassendean Town Council.

Carter, Jennie & Bevan Carter 2011, Settlement to City: A History of the Armadale District and its People, City of Armadale.

Charlesworth, Helene 1997, Small but Strong: a Pictorial History of the Town of East Fremantle 1897-1997, Town of East Fremantle.

Cooper, W.S. [William] & G. [Gil] McDonald 1989, A City for All Seasons: The Story of Melville, City of Melville.

Downey, H.S.G. 1971? Mosman Park Western Australia, Town of Mosman Park.

Elliot, Ian 1983, Mundaring: A History of the Shire, 2nd ed. Mundaring Shire.

Gregory, Jenny 2003, City of Light: a history of Perth since the 1950s, City of Perth.

James, Ruth Marchant 1977, Heritage of Pines: A History of Cottesloe, Town of Cottesloe Council, © Ruth Marchant James 1977.

James, Ruth Marchant 2007, Cottesloe: A Town of Distinction, Town of Cottesloe, © Ruth Marchant James 2007.

Lee, Jack 1979, This is East Fremantle (The story of a town and its people), East Fremantle Town Council.

Mikus, Pamela 2013, Graylands: The Evolution of a Suburb, Hons dissertation, Murdoch University.

Pascoe, Robert 1983, Peppermint Grove: Western Australia's Capital Suburb, OUP, © Robert Pascoe.

Popham, Daphne, First Stage South: A History of the Armadale-Kelmscott District, Western Australia, Town of Armadale.

Spillman, Ken 1985, Identity Prized: A History of Subiaco, UWAP for City of Subiaco.

Stannage, Tom 1979, The People of Perth: A Social History of Western Australia's Capital City, PCC.

Williams, A.E. 1984, Nedlands: From Campsite to City, City of Nedlands.

Local Histories — Regional

Barker, Anthony J. & Maxine Laurie 1992, Excellent Connections: A History of Bunbury, Western Australia 1836-1900, City of Bunbury.

Bignell, Merle 1971, First the Spring: A History of the Shire of Kojonup Western Australia, UWAP for Kojonup Shire Council.

Bignell, Merle 1977, The Fruit of the Country: A History of the Shire of Gnowangerup Western Australia, UWAP for the Shire of Gnowangerup.

Cail, Bert, et al. 2005, Prepared to Pioneer: A History of Wubin 1908 to 1939, Wubin Progress Association.

Crake, Hellen Antonio 1985, A History of Dalwallinu ‘A Place to Wait a While’ 1846-1979, Shire of Dalwallinu, © copyright Hellen Antonio Crake 1985.

Erickson, Rica 1969, The Drummonds of Hawthornden, Lamb Paterson, Osborne Park.

Erickson, Rica 1971, The Victoria Plains, Lamb Paterson, Osborne Park.

Erickson, Rica 1974, Old Toodyay and Newcastle, Toodyay Shire Council.

Erickson, Rica 1978, The Dempsters, UWAP.

Greble, Bill 1976, A Bold Yeomanry: Social Change in a Wheat Belt District - Kulin 1848-1970, Creative Research, Perth.

Hutchison, David ed. 1995, A Town Like No Other: The Living Tradition of New Norcia, FACP.

McCreery, Sue 2010, Dalwallinu: A Century of Memories, Quality Press, Osborne Park.

Palmer, Alex 2010, Paynes Find, Hesperian Press.

Palmer, Alex 2006, Yundamindra, Hesperian Press.

Richards, Ronald 1978, The Murray District of Western Australia: A History, Shire of Murray.

Richards, Ronald 1980, Mandurah and the Murray: A Short History of the Old Murray District of Western Australia 1829-1900, privately published.

Richards, Ronald 1993, Murray and Mandurah: A Sequel History of the Old Murray District of Western Australia, Shire of Murray and City of Mandurah.

Statham-Drew, Pamela & A.M. (Tony) Clark 2018, York Western Australia: A Documentary History, Pandorus WA.

Sweetman, John 1989, Military Establishment and Penal Settlement at King George Sound, 1826-1831, Hesperian Press.

Town of Vincent 2007, Our Town: Early Photographs from the Town of Vincent Local History Collection, Town of Vincent Library. [City of Vincent since 2011]


Berry, Christopher 2021, To Dwell in Unity: A History of Local Government in WA, WALGA.

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