Historical Encyclopedia of Western Australia
The Historical Encyclopedia of Western Australia is a volume emanating from the Centre for Western Australian History at the University of Western Australia. The project was started in 2003, and developed further after the celebration of the 175 anniversary of the state in 2004. The University of Western Australia Press published the volume in mid June 2009.
It will become the outstanding reference for researchers, teachers, students and the general public throughout Australia enabling them to locate information about significant events, institutions, people and places, themes and topics in the history of Western Australia.
The Historical Encyclopedia of Western Australia has more than 300 contributors and through this collaboration has become the "People’s Encyclopedia" – a gift to the people of Western Australia from the historians of Western Australia.
- Jenny Gregory and Jan Gothard (editors) Historical Encyclopedia of Western Australia Crawley, UWAP Press ISBN 978-1-921401-15-2
- Gregory in the introduction (p.viii) claims the origins were from the 1990s and Professor Ken Jackson's 'Visions of the City' symposium in 1992
- Stannage, C.T. (1981) A New history of Western Australia Nedlands, W.A : University of Western Australia Press, ISBN 0-85564-181-9