Centre for WA History

Research

The Centre for WA History has completed a range of material available in various formats.

  1. Books
  2. Oral history archives
  3. Studies in Western Australian History
  4. Film
  5. Heritage and conservation reports
  6. CD-Rom

Books

  • Susan Maushart, This Little World: Presbyterian Ladies’ College: 100 Years, UWA Publishing, 2015
  • Jenny Gregory (Ed), Seeking Wisdom: A Centenary History of the University of Western Australia, UWA Publishing, 2013
  • Susannah Thompson, Beyond Matta Gerup: a history of Victoria Park, Brown Cow Design, 2012
  • Jeremy C. Martens, Government House and Western Australian Society, 1829-2010, UWA Publishing 2011
  • Susan Hart, Centenary History of the Royal Life Saving Society of Western Australia, Centre for Western Australian History, UWA, 2010
  • Susan Hart, Hiraeth: A History of the Welsh and the Welsh Free Church in Western Australia, Welsh Free Church of Western Australia in association with the Centre for Western Australian History, UWA, 2010
  • Jenny Gregory and Jan Gothard (eds), Historical Encyclopedia of Western Australia, UWAP, 2009
  • Ken Spillman, Fifty & Counting: Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital's First Half Century, Charlies Alumni in association with the Centre for Western Australian History, UWA, 2008
  • Catherine May, More Than a School: Methodist Ladies' College Claremont 1907-2007, UWA Press, 2007
  • Ian Duckham, Many Streams One River: A History of Southern Cross Care (WA) Inc. 1966-2006, Font Publications, 2007
  • Ken Spillman, Hands to the Plough: The Shire of Victoria Plains since 1945, Shire of Victoria Plains, 2005
  • Criena Fitzgerald, A Press in Isolation; University of Western Australia Press 1935-2004, UWA Press, 2005
  • Ian Duckham, Serving the Servants-Serving the State: A brief history of the Institute of Public Administration of Australia, Western Australian Division 1945-2005, Institute of Public Administration Australia-Western Australia, 2005
  • Paul Laffey, In Braille Light: A History of the Early Years of the Association for the Blind in Western Australia, UWA Press, 2004
  • Jasmina Brankovich, John McIlwraith and Ken Spillman, The Meriwa Effect: A History of the Minerals and Energy Research Institute of Western Australia, UWA Press, 2003
  • Leigh Edmonds, Cathedrals of Power: A Short History of the Power Generating Infrastructure in Western Australia, 1912-1999, UWA Press, Nedlands, 2000
  • Richard Hartley, A Guide to Printed Sources for the History of the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia, CWAH, Nedlands, 2000
  • Katharine Massam, On High Ground: A History of Aquinas College, Western Australia, UWA Press for Aquinas College, 1998
  • Leigh Edmonds, The Vital Link: A History of Main Roads, UWA Press, Nedlands, 1997
  • Catherine May, The Changes They've Seen: A History of Bayswater 1827-1997, Bayswater City Council, 1997
  • Jenny Gregory (ed), On the Home Front: Western Australia and World War II, UWAP, Nedlands 1996 (short-listed for 1997 WA Premier's Book Awards)
  • Jenny Gregory, Building a Tradition: A History of Scotch College Perth 1897-1996, UWAP, Nedlands 1996 (winner 1997 WA History Foundation inaugural prize for the best new book in Western Australian History)
  • Cathie Clement, A Guide to Printed Sources for the History of the Kimberley Region of Western Australia, CWAH, Nedlands 1996
  • Sue Graham-Taylor, Are You with HBF? The Private World behind the Public Face, UWA Press, Nedlands 1994
  • Ken Spillman, A Rich Endowment: Government and Mining in Western Australia 1829-1994, UWA Press, Nedlands 1993 (short-listed for 1994 WA Premier's Book Awards)
  • Ron Richards, A Guide to Sources for the History of South Western Australia, CWAH, Nedlands 1993
  • Pen Hetherington & P. Maddern (eds), Sexuality and Gender in History: Selected Essays, CWAH, Nedlands 1993
  • Pen Hetherington (ed), Incest and the Community, CWAH, Perth 1992
  • Bobbie Oliver, World of Work - Work in Western Australia: An Annotated Guide to Resources, CWAH in conjunction with the National Centre for Research in Australian Studies, Melbourne 1992
  • Bobbie Oliver, Towards A Living Place: Hospice and Palliative Care in Western Australia 1977 to 1991, Cottage Hospice, Perth 1992
  • Carolyn Polizzotto, A Fair Sized Town: Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Its History 1958-1988, QEII, Nedlands 1989
  • Bryce Moore, A Superior Kind of Savings Bank: Perth Building Society 1862-1987, UWA Press, Perth 1989
  • Pen Hetherington (ed), Childhood and Society in Western Australia, UWA Press, Nedlands, 1988
  • Patricia Crawford & Myrna Tonkinson, The Missing Chapters: Women Staff at the University of Western Australia, UWA Press, Nedlands, 1988
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Oral history archives

  • Wilma Mann, Australian Dental Association, Western Australian Branch Inc., 2005
  • Margaret Robertson, Western Australian Bar Association, 2004
  • Criena Fitzgerald, UWA Press, 2003
  • Leigh Edmonds, Oral Histories of Westralian Sands, 1997
  • Margaret Howroyd, Oral Histories of Silver Chain Nursing Association, 1989
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Studies in Western Australian History

  • Ruth Morgan, Cecilia Leong-Salobir and Jeremy Martens (Eds),Western Australian in the Indian Ocean World: Studies in Western Australian History, 28, 2013
  • Andrea Gaynor and Jane Davis (Eds), Environmental Exchanges: Studies in Western Australian History, 27, 2011
  • Cathie Clement (Ed), Ethics and the Practice of History: Studies in Western Australian History, 26, 2010
  • Charlie Fox (ed.), Social Policy in Western Australia: Studies in Western Australian History, 25, 2007
  • Jacqui Sherriff and Anne Brake (eds), Building a Colony: The Convict Legacy: Studies in Western Australian History, 24, 2006
  • Christine Choo & Shawn Hollbach (eds), History and Native Title: Studies in Western Australian History, 23, 2003
  • Jill Milroy, John Host and Tom Stannage (eds), Wordal: Studies in Western Australian History, 22, 2001
  • Cheryl Lange (ed.), Being Australian Women: Belonging, Citizenship and Identity: Studies in Western Australian History, 21, 2000
  • Bob Reece (ed.), The Irish in Western Australia: Studies in Western Australian History, 20, 2000 - UNAVAILABLE (see libraries)
  • Patricia Crawford & Judy Skene (eds), Women and Citizenship: Suffrage Centenary: Studies in Western Australian History, 19, 1999
  • Ed Jaggard & Jan Ryan (eds), Perspectives on Sport and Society: Studies in Western Australian History, 18, 1997
  • Jenny Gregory (ed.), Historical Traces: Studies in Western Australian History, 17, 1997
  • Jan Gothard (ed.), Asian Orientations: Studies in Western Australian History, 16, 1995
  • Brian Shoesmith (ed.), Media, Politics and Identity: Studies in Western Australian History, 15, 1994
  • Charlie Fox (ed.), Historical Refractions: Studies in Western Australian History, 14, 1993
  • Frank Broeze (ed.), Private Enterprise, Government and Society: Studies in Western Australian History, 13, 1992
  • Richard Bosworth & Margot Melia (eds), Aspects of Ethnicity in Western Australia: Studies in Western Australian History, 12, 1991
  • Jenny Gregory (ed.), Western Australia between the Wars 1919-1939: Studies in Western Australian History, 11, 1990
  • Lenore Layman & Tom Stannage (eds), Celebrations in Western Australian History: Studies in Western Australian History, 10, 1989
  • John Tonkin (ed.), Religion in Western Australian History: Studies in Western Australian History, 9, 1988
  • Bob Reece & Tom Stannage (eds), European-Aboriginal Relations in Western Australia: Studies in Western Australian History, 8, 1981
  • Patricia Crawford (ed.), Women in Western Australian History: Studies in Western Australian History, 7, 1983
  • Brian de Garis (ed.), Fred Alexander: A Tribute: Studies in Western Australian History, 6, 1988
  • Lenore Layman (ed.) Bosses, Workers and Unemployed: Studies in Western Australian History, 5, 1982
  • C.T. Stannage (ed.), Convictism in Western Australia: Studies in Western Australian History, 4,1981
  • Editorial Committee, Studies in Western Australian History, Early Western Australia, 2 & 3, 1978
  • Editorial Committee, Studies in Western Australian History, 1, 1977
  • Naomi Segal, Who and What was Siebenhaar? A Note on the Life and Persecution of a West Australian Anarchist, Studies in Western Australian History, Occasional Paper No 1, 1988
  • W.S. Latter (comp), Military Intelligence Archives in Western Australia During the First World War: A Synopsis, Studies in Western Australian History, Occasional Paper No 2, 1992
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Film

  • Mathew Trinca, Tradition Meets Tomorrow, film script, UWA, March 1998
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Heritage and conservation reports

  • Norman Etherington with Jacqui Sherriff and Pat Barblett, Heritage and Tourism Themes for Western Australiaïa, prepared for the Heritage Council of Western Australia, 2005.
  • Australian Heritage Commission (Jane Lennon and the Centre for Western Australian History) Australian Historic Themes: A Framework For Use in Heritage Assessment and Management, 2001
  • Lucy Williams, Conservation Report on Movable Items at Main Roads Depots, prepared for Main Roads Western Australia, May 2001
  • Kristy Bizzaca, Jacqui Sherriff & Linley Chandler, Town of Vincent Wetlands Interpretation Project: Guide To Sources, prepared for the Town of Vincent, June 2000
  • Andrea Gaynor, Report on the History of the Arrival of the Feral Cat Population in WA, prepared for CALM Science Division, July 1999
  • Emma Hawkes, History of the Collections of the University of Western Australia Library, 1913-1999, prepared for the University of Western Australia Library, March 1999
  • Emma Hawkes, Faculty of Engineering, University of Western Australia: A Brief History, prepared for the Review of the Bachelor of Engineering Degree at the University of Western Australia, October 1998
  • McDonald Hales & Associates, Aboriginal Heritage Study, UWA Shenton Park, Report of the Archaeological and Ethnographic Survey, prepared for UWA, June 1998
  • Rita Farrell, Boans Bibliography, June 1998
  • Leigh Edmonds, Oral History Collection Policy, prepared for John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library, Curtin University, May 1998
  • Leigh Edmonds, Andrew Gill, Jenny Gregory, Western Australia Police Service Thematic History, prepared for Department of Contract and Management Services on behalf of the Western Australia Police Service, May 1998
  • Rita Farrell, Sister Kate editorial research, prepared for UWA Press, May 1998
  • Ron Richards, Forrest Bibliography, for Staples SW Region Publications Fund, 1998
  • David-Rhys Guilfoyle, Ralph Locke, Edward MacDonald, Jenny Gregory, St John of God Hospital Complex, Belmont: Aboriginal Heritage Study; prepared for Warren Tucker Property Consultants, January 1998
  • Sue King, Teachers' Notes and Exhibition Notes, prepared for Constitutional Centre of Western Australia, 1997
  • Mat Trinca, Constitutional History of Western Australia: an Exhibition History, prepared for Constitutional Centre of Western Australia, 1997
  • Jean Chetkovich, Vlamingh Tricentenary Archives, prepared for Swan River & Rottnest Island Tricentenary Committee, 1997
  • Sue King, Teachers' Notes, prepared for Ministry of Premier & Cabinet to accompany publication of J. Gregory (ed), On the Homefront: Western Australia and WWII, UWAP Nedlands 1996
  • J. Ball, E. Blockley, F. Bush, K. Edwards, M. Gibbs, J. Gregory, K. Palassis, C. Paterson, Swan Portland Cement Co. Site Heritage Study, prepared for Warren Tucker Property Consultants, March 1996
  • N. Peters, F. Bush & J. Gregory, Point Walter Migrant Reception Centre: a Heritage Study, prepared for Australian Heritage Commission, January 1996
  • N. Peters, F. Bush & J. Gregory, Graylands and Swanbourne Migrant Reception Centres, prepared for Australian Heritage Commission, January 1996
  • N. Etherington, C.T. Stannage & J. Gregory, Discipline Information Project in History, prepared for DEET, 1995
  • J. Gregory & L. Smith, Thematic History of Public Education in Western Australia, prepared for Building Management Authority WA, 1995
  • N. Etherington, C.T. Stannage, P. Brock, J. Gregory & J. Dallwitz, Principal Australian Historic Themes, volumes 1, 2 and 3, prepared for Australian Heritage Commission, May 1995
  • L. Smith & J.Gregory, Heritage Research Report: Conservation Plan of York Primary School, in association with Palassis Architects for Building Management Authority WA, 1995
  • M. Trinca, M. Gibbs & J. Gregory, Heritage Research Report: Conservation Plan of Greenough Flats, in association with Palassis Architects for National Trust (WA), 1995
  • L. Edmonds, F. Bush, M. Gibbs & J. Gregory, A Report on a Heritage Strategy for Main Roads (WA). in association with the National Trust (WA) for Main Roads, 1995
  • L. Williams & F. Bush, Heritage Report for Conservation Study of St Brigid's Convent. in association with Palassis Architects for Building Management Authority WA, 1994
  • S. Graham-Taylor, Child Migration and St Joseph's Orphanage 1947-1967, prepared for the Sisters of Mercy, August 1994
  • P. Statham, J. Gregory, J. Ball & F. Bush, The Southern Forest Region of Western Australia: A History Study for the Australian Heritage Commission, September 1993
  • N. Peters, F. Bush & J. Gregory, The Holden Immigration Camp Northam, prepared for Australian Heritage Commission, NEG Program 1993
  • F.A. Morel, Preliminary Research Report for the Conservation Study of the Western Australian Museum, in association with Ian Molyneux Architects for Building Management Authority of WA, 1992
  • B. Pope, Post Offices owned by Australia Post: A Survey, prepared for National Trust (WA), Nedlands 1992
  • L. Fisher, Research Report: History of Tourism in Western Australia, prepared for National Centre for Research and Development in Australian Studies Monash University, Nedlands 1992
  • J. Ball, Heritage Research Report: History of Holland Track, prepared for Department of Conservation and Land Management, Nedlands 1992
  • J. Ball, Archival Research: Claremont Teachers' College, prepared for Edith Cowan University, Nedlands 1991
  • M. Bosworth, Background Paper prepared for Fremantle City Council to assist consideration of Fremantle's status as a World Heritage Place, Nedlands, July 1991
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CD-Rom

  • J. Gregory, R. Taylor & J. Ball with R. Dickinson & N. Wheatley, Traces of the Past: The National Trust Register of the Built Heritage of Western Australia, 1997
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