Centre for WA History

Fred Alexander: A Tribute

Further information


  • Brian de Garis


  • 6, 1988

Out of print

Professor Fred Alexander (1899-1996) was the founding Head of the Department of History.

The Discipline of History has an endowment fund named in his honor, established from the donations of friends and alumni.

This fund sponsors regular visits by leading international and Australian academics, to pursue research and give some lectures in the Department for a period of four to six weeks.

  1. Articles
  2. Bibliography
  3. Review articles
  4. Book reviews


  • The Department of History in the University of Western Australia, 1913-65
    Brian de Garis
  • The League of Nations Union in Perth: Internationalism in Isolation
    Margaret Steadman
  • The Study of External Affairs in Western Australia, 1924-54
    Fred Alexander
  • Fact and Fiction in the First Fifty Years of the University of Western Australia
    Fred Alexander


  • Fred Alexander: A Select Bibliography of His Published Works
    Margaret Steadman and Brian de Garis

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Review articles

  • Professor Shann Meets the Gentry
    Rob Pascoe
  • Edith Cowan: Feminist or Philanthropist?
    Marian Simms

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Book reviews

  • Ian Elliott, Moondyne Joe: the Man and the Myth
    Russel Ward
  • C. T. Stannage, The People of Perth: A Social History of Western Australia‚Äôs Capital City
    F. K. Crowley
  • Lyall Hunt (ed.), Westralian Portraits
    Chris Cunneen
  • R. T. Appleyard and Toby Manford, The Beginning: European Discovery and Early Settlement of the Swan River, Western Australia
    J. M. R. Cameron
  • A. de Q. Robin, Mathew Blagden Hale: The Life of an Australian Pioneer Bishop
    G. P. Shaw
  • Rica Erickson, The Dempsters
    Alan Atkinson
  • Michael Berson, Cockburn: the making of a community
    D. D. Denholm
  • Ruth Marchant James, Heritage of Pines: a history of Cottesloe
    D. D. Denholm
  • J. E. Thomas and Alex Stewart, Imprisonment in Western Australia: Evolution, Theory and Practice
    Michael Sturma

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