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This is the pre-eminent refereed journal for research on Western Australian history.

Published under this name since 1977, the Studies in Western Australian History journal originated as University Studies in History and Economics, first published by UWA in 1934.

Most issues of Studies are thematic and leading and emerging scholars contribute its high-quality articles.

Themes include convictism, Aboriginal issues, citizenship, sport and society, women's history, celebrations in Western Australian history and many more. While the articles focus on Western Australia, they also inform broader Australian history and provide a different perspective to well-known themes.

All articles and reviews in the full series of Studies in Western Australian History can be reviewed according to their subject matter.

The full text of all issues of Studies in Western Australian History is available online through libraries via Informit.

To purchase individual copies of past issues, click here.

For queries regarding bulk orders or free collection, please email cwah-hum@uwa.edu.au

Previous Issues

Issue 31
Fremantle: Empire, Faith and Conflict since 1829
Issue 30
Governing Western Australian Aboriginal People: Section 70 of WA's 1889 Constitution
Issue 29
Tom Stannage History from the Other Side
Issue 28
Western Australia in the Indian Ocean World
Issue 27
Environmental Exchanges.
Issue 26
Ethics and the Practice of History.
Issue 25
Social Policy in Western Australia.
Issue 24
Building a Colony: The Convict Legacy.
Issue 23
History and Native Title.
Issue 22
Issue 21
Being Australian Women: Belonging, Citizenship and Identity.
Issue 20
The Irish in Western Australia.
Issue 19
Women and Citizenship: Suffrage Centenary
Issue 18
Perspectives on Sport and Society.
Issue 17
Historical Traces.
Issue 16
Asian Orientations.
Issue 15
Media, Politics and Identity.
Issue 14
Historical Refractions.
Issue 13
Private Enterprise, Government and Society.
Issue 12
Aspects of Ethnicity.
Issue 11
Western Australia Between the Wars 1919-1939.
Issue 10
Celebrations in Western Australian History.
Issue 9
Religion and Society in Western Australia
Issue 8
European-Aboriginal Relations in Western Australian History
Issue 7
Women in Western Australian History
Issue 6
Fred Alexander: A Tribute
Issue 5
Bosses, Workers and Unemployed
Issue 4
Convictism in Western Australia.
Issue 3
Early Western Australia.
Issue 2
Studies in Western Australian History.
Issue 1
Studies in Western Australian History.

Coming Soon

In 2018, proposals for three new volumes have been endorsed by the Studies in Western Australian History Board on Collecting the Colony, the Carceral Colony and Albany.