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Town/Shire Histories

The State Library holds many books which provide the history of a Western Australian town or shire. A small selection can be found below and others can be located in the State Library Catalogue.

Westonia : the Wheels of Change : a History of the District / by Jocelyn Maddock
History of the Shire of Westonia, published 1998.

Bassendean : a Social History 1829-1979 / by Jennie Carter
History of the Town of Bassendean, published 1986.

The Western Gateway : a History of Fremantle / by John K. Ewers
History of the City of Fremantle, published 1971.

Drawn to Mt. Magnet : Wannars, Dolly Pots, Shears / by Lorna Day & Karen Morrissey
History of the Shire of Mount Magnet, published 1995.

A Life of Its Own : a Social and Economic History of the City of Geraldton and the Shire of Greenough, 1846-1988 / by Mary Albertus Bain
History of the City of Geraldton and the Shire of Greenough, published 1996.

Wannamal : a History / by Bruce Buchanan
History of the town and district of Wannamal, published 1997.

Cunderdin-Meckering, a Wheatlands History / by Joseph Placid Stokes
History of the districts of Cunderdin and Meckering, published 1986.

A City for All Seasons : the Story of Melville / by W.S. Cooper & G. McDonald
History of the City of Melville, published 1989.

Sandstone : From Gold to Wool and Back Again : a District History / by Sally L. Senior
History of the Shire of Sandstone, published 1995.

Wiluna : Edge of the Desert / by P.R. Heydon
History of the Shire of Wiluna, published 1996.

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