Western Australia - A History from its Discovery to the Inauguration of the Commonwealth. - J.S. Battye
First produced in 1924. It includes map and charts and illustrations to accompany the text. The book was originally 480 pages. This book covers the discovery of Western Australia and its transition from a small settlement into a bustling mining boom endowed State of the Commonwealth within the short period of 70 years. Written by a renowned historian of the State of Western Australia this account by JS Battye is a significant contribution to the understanding of the challenges faced by this remote colony of the British Empire.