Sesquicentenary Celebrations Series

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The Sesquicentenary Celebrations Series is a series of books published by University of Western Australia Press for the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of Western Australia in 1979 - widely promoted as 'WAY 1979' at that time.

The series was prepared by the Education Committee of the 'WAY 1979' celebrations. Other committees had smaller publications.

The publication of the books was a considerable undertaking, and was made possible through the Sesquicentenary Celebrations Series co-ordinating Committee which was chaired by Dr. R.L. Vickery. The Premier of Western Australia at the time, Sir Charles Court had a signed foreword in each volume.

A notable absence from most of the publications was that of indexes - and in copies held by the State Reference Library of Western Australia - the books are accompanied by indexes compiled by Bruce Graham.

Another publication of some significance during the 1979 celebrations that did not specifically come from the University Press - but which was produced by the WA government Education department - was the title Western Australia an atlas of human endeavour. It was made into a second edition in 1986. [1]

List of titles[edit]

  • Berndt, Ronald M. and Catherine H. Berndt (eds) (1979). Aborigines of the West: Their Past and their Present. Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press for the Education Committee of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations. ISBN 0-85564-145-2.  (This book went to a second edition)
  • Burvill, G.H. (ed.) (1979). Agriculture in Western Australia: 150 years of Development and Achievement, 1829-1979. Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press for the Education Committee of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations. ISBN 0-85564-154-1. 
  • Appleyard, Reginald Toby and Toby Manford (1979). The Beginning : European Discovery and Early Settlement of Swan River, Western Australia. Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press for the Education Committee of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations. ISBN 0-85564-146-0. 
  • Neal, W. D. (ed.) (1979). Education in Western Australia. Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press for the Education Committee of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations. ISBN 0-85564-147-9. 
  • Brian J. O'Brien (ed.) (1979). Environment and Science. Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press for the Education Committee of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations. ISBN 0-85564-148-7. 
  • Firkins, Peter (ed.) (1979). A History of Commerce and Industry in Western Australia. Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press for the Education Committee of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations. ISBN 0-85564-150-9. 
  • Johnston, Ruth (1979). Immigrants in Western Australia. Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press. ISBN 0-85564-151-7. 
  • Bennett, Bruce (ed.) (1979). The Literature of Western Australia. Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press for the Education Committee of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations. ISBN 0-85564-152-5. 
  • Prider, Rex T. (1979). Mining in Western Australia. Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press for the Education Committee of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations. ISBN 0-85564-153-3. 
  • Pitt Morison, Margaret (ed); White, John Graham (ed) (1979). Western Towns and Buildings. Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press for the Education Committee of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations. ISBN 0-85564-156-8. 
  • Gentilli, J. (ed.) (1979). Western Landscapes. Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press for the Education Committee of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations. ISBN 0-85564-155-X. 
  • Hunt, Lyall (ed.) (1979). Westralian Portraits. Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press for the Education Committee of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations. ISBN 0-85564-157-6. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jarvis, Neil (1986)Western Australia, an atlas of human endeavour Perth, W.A : Dept. of Lands and Surveys in association with the Education Dept. of Western Australia 2nd ed. ISBN 0-7309-0082-7 Previous ed.: Perth, W.A. : Government Printer, 1979. p.46

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