On the Swan: A History of the Swan District, Western Australia
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 384 pages
Author: M. Bourke
Year: (1987) 2021
Other: b&w & colour photos, sketches, maps, appendixes, bibliog, index
Publisher: Hesperian Press
First released in 1987, this popular title has now been reprinted. It provides a comprehensive general history of Swan district, north of Perth, since early exploration and European settlement, with an emphasis on the area within the present boundaries of the Shire of Swan.
It deals with the areas social and local government history, with special reference to architecture and town planning.
List of Illustrations
Introduction: The Shire of Swanand its Setting
1. 'A Rich and Romantic Country'
2. Moving in
3. Yagan 'the Patriot' and 'Governor' Weeip
4. 'A Settled Country'
5. A Turbulent Priest
6. Hard Times
7. 'A Day of Plenteousness'
8. 'A Semblance of Old England'
9. Routes and Battles
10. The Rise of MidlandJunction 1890-1914
11. The Twentieth Century
Appendix A. Captain Stirling's account o his journey of exploration through the Swan Valley 1827
Appendix B. Table of original land grants in the Swan District
Appendix C. Official Boundaries of the Swan District Residency, 1862
Appendix D. Amended Boundaries to the Guildford District for Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1964
Appendix E. Boundaries of the Swan Roads Board District, 1871
Illustration Credits and References