Utilising the knowledge of more than 500 authors, the Historical Encyclopedia of Western Australia is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the region's history.
The product of seven years collaboration, the Encyclopedia will serve for decades to come as the first point of reference for those interested in any aspect of Western Australian history. As well as the state's foremost historians, contributors and advisors includes several hundred researchers, writers and practitioners in area ranging from art to zoology, each bringing an historical perspective to bear on their own fields of expertise.
Covering entries on the Ugly Men's Association, race riots, convict labour, beauty competitions, Aboriginal servicemen and women, and landcleared, among many others, detail the depth of research employed as well as the intriguing entries within this book.
This is truly both a 'people's Encyclopedia' and a ground-braking addition to the way the history of Western Australia is understood.
It is an outstanding reference work for researchers, teachers, students and the general public throughout Australia enabling them to locate information about significant events, institutions, people and places, themes and topics in the history of Western Australia.
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The Encyclopedia A-Z
Appendix 1. Governors of Western Australia from 1828
Appendix 2. Premiers of Western Australia from 1828
Appendix 3. Victoria Cross winners, Western Australia
Appendix 4. Western Australian Citizen of the Year Awards
Appendix 5. Royal visits to Western Australia
Appendix 6. Convict ships to Western Australia
Appendix 7. Select historical list of songs about Western Australia, with locations
Appendix 8. Sandover Medallists
Appendix 9. Western Australian Olympic medallists
Appendix 10. Western Australian Paralympic medallists (Summer Games)
Appendix 11. Select guide to Royal Commissions in Western Australia 1897-2004