Exit the Geebung party

This site is an edited reproduction of the original Western Australia and Federation site that was Copyright © 2000 by The Library and Information Service of Western Australia.

This site makes use of Trove harvesting tools developed by Tim Sherratt. These can be found on his Glam Workbench.

The following bibliography lists the primary sources, newspapers, oral histories and secondary sources held by the JS Battye Library of West Australian History and used in researching and writing the original Western Australia and Federation.

Primary Sources
MN606 - Acc 260A, 1929 Commonwealth of Australia Report of the Royal Commission into the Constitution together with appendices and index. Signed copy of Sir Hal Colebatch.
MN591 - Acc 383A, Sir John Kirwan Collection. See especially 25 letters regarding the Separation for Federation Movement, including letters from George Leake, Sir Walter James and Frederick Vosper. Letters also deal with attitudes to trans- Australian railway.
MN609 - Acc 431A, Dominion League Records, 1927-1942.
Acc 439A, Acc 613A, Federal League Records, 1930-1933.
Acc 465A, File of notes concerning the preparation of the Case for Union by William Somerville.
MN47 - Acc 948A, Harold Boas papers - correspondence concerning secession movement and Federal League.
MN297, Sir Charles Nathan papers (1914-1934) - 1933 President of the Federal League.
PR56, "Whither Australia? Whither Western Australia" (1935) by H.K. Watson (11pp. illustrations on seccession)
PR1011, Various leaflets and pamphlets 1930-34.
PR6242, "A fortune in Federation: facts for Fremantle in favor of Federation: national argument as affecting the people, based upon actuarial report", Perth c1899, by W.E. Moxon.
PR8823, The Westralian Secession Movement - 9 items from the 1970s.
PR10562, Federal League of Western Australia (1933).
PR10563, Dominion League (1930-34).

Oral Histories
OH105, Gladys Beatrice York
OH289, Cyril George Dudley
OH918, Jessie T Burnett
OH1465, Don Thomas
OH2144, Ralph Doig
OH3009, Campbell Sharman
OH3010, Norm Harris
OH3011, Sir Ronald Wilson
OH3012, Geoff Gallop
OH3013, Dee Margetts
OH3014, Petrice Judge
OH3015, Edie Hoy Poy
OH3016, Greg Craven


Albany Advertiser
Coolgardie Miner
Greenbushes Advocate and Donnybrook and Bridgetown Advertiser
The Daily News
Kalgoorlie Miner
The West Australian
The Western Mail
The Westralian Worker
The Sunday Times