Credits and Bibliography

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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.

Editing content for a school audience, updating it, moving it to Omeka and adding educational activites was done by Tricia McKenzie (Education Officer) and Molly Tebo (eLearning Librarian).

This site was culturally reviewed by Jordanna Rebbeck, a Kaneang and Wilman Noongar woman.

Thanks to Nick Cowie for technical assistance and Sally Kelso for banner design.

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


Original credits

This project has been funded by the National Council for the Centenary of Federation and would not have been possible without the support of the Library and Information Service of Western Australia.

Many thanks to the staff of the J.S. Battye Library of West Australian History for their assistance in identifying materials from the Library's collections of original photographs, documents, oral histories, films and publications. Special thanks to Ronda Jamieson, Director, J.S. Battye Library of West Australian History and project director, for her support and advice.

Thanks to WA Newspapers Ltd and the Perth City Council for permitting the use of images from their collections in this product.

Content for this project was researched, selected, collected and written by Leigh Hays with help from Criena Fitzgerald (oral historian) and Andrew MacDonald (technical assistance).



The following short 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 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