Talk:History of Western Australia

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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for History of Western Australia:

See also: Talk:Western Australia


  • Expand Aboriginal History of Western Australia.
  • Choice of capital as Perth vs Australind?
  • Inland exploration
  • Gold rushes of the late 19th century
  • 1920s group settlement scheme
  • Post-war European immigration
  • Iron ore development in the north-west
  • Wartime internment camps

Just a note on my correction that Thomas Peel came out on the Gilmore not the Parmelia: readers of Ernest Scott's A Short History of Australia will read that Peel came out on the Parmelia but this is incorrect. All other reliable references state that he came out in the Gilmore. User:Hesperian 01:43, 10 May 2005 (UTC)

Drew, this passenger manifest [1]] would confirm he was on the Gilmore also. - Ian 05:43, 31 May 2005 (UTC)
Thanks Ian. It turns out that my statement that Scott says Parmelia was incorrect. I had misread Scott. So it seems my correction is undisputed. User:Hesperian 03:05, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)

To do[edit]

List of things that this article still needs (feel free to add to this):

  • expand Aboriginal history of Western Australia (massacres, Role of Rottnest Island, explorers dependence upon, Aboriginal slavery in pastoral and pearling industries, concentration camps at Moore River and Carolup, stolen generations.
  • expand timeline of european exploration. there's still a few important ones missing.
  • discuss 1920's group settlement scheme (maybe a new article).
  • discuss in more detail, penal settlement arrangements. ie. convicts and their role in the colony.
  • inland exploration
  • choice of capital as perth vs australind?
  • table of population growth?

- Ian 14:05, 12 Jun 2005 (UTC)

  • How about something on W.A. Inc.? Snottygobble 05:27, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • Possibly also Western Australia's experience of Federation, World Wars I and II, and the Great Depression. Snottygobble 05:31, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC) all of this is now in the "to-do" box above.
      • It seems to me that a lot of the information in the Swan River Colony section would be better going in Swan River Colony itself - the article is quite long already, yet it basically covers nothing after about 1880 - missing issues like the above, as well as secession and other things. Ambi 07:53, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)
        • I don't disagree with that (moving most of the section into Swan River Colony). It makes sense. - Iantalk 13:52, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Nickel & iron ore boom of the 1960s is worth mentioning perhaps.

Also, I notice that the above comment about WA Inc has been struck out despite there being nothing about it in the main article. Have I missed something? This episode in WA's political and business history seems significant enough to deserve inclusion. --Dan Everyman 05:44, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

OK, I have now added these items myself (see 1961 & 1983). --Dan Everyman 20:07, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Aboriginal History of Western Australia[edit]

Aboriginal history is wholly lacking. What about Henry Princep and A.O.Neville and the 1905 Aboriginal Act and various ammendments? A list of Royal Commissions on Aboriginal Affairs would be useful.

I have just written and added a new article on the 1946 Pilbara strike but I couldn't see where it should be added to the Aboriginal history of Western Australia.--Takver 08:55, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Jacques Emmanuel, Baron Hamelin of the ship Naturaliste[edit]

Not being a wiki expert, but there is an article about this guy on the French wikipedia at http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_F%C3%A9lix_Emmanuel_Hamelin . Is that a good thing to link, or should it be translated? Gazjo 01:36, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

My apologies, but it appears no-one answered your question - how rude! Your discovery of fr:Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin appears to be very worthwhile and so I've made a translation request here. Regards -- I@ntalk 06:33, 19 July 2006 (UTC)
The article is now translated courtesy of User:FaerieInGrey. -- I@n 02:07, 27 July 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for doing that Gazjo 11:50, 28 July 2006 (UTC)
Maybe but we are going to have to get a handle on what he was known as - the refs I have come across suggest the Jacques Felix were not commonly used - and now we have baron - we need a standardisation sooner than later - Emmanuel Hamelin, Baron Hamelin or what> User:SatuSuro 14:23, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Order of Sections[edit]

I would like the section entitled "Timeline of European discovery and exploration" to be placed between "Europeans arrive" and "British Settlements". It would seem to flow better, especially from a chronological point of view. However I won't do it for a few days in case there is opposition to this proposal. Gazjo 12:43, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

I say don't wait; Be bold and do it. User talk:Hesperian 00:01, 3 May 2006 (UTC)

Banking[edit]

I created Timeline of banking in Western Australia, mainly to sort out the jumble of Bank of Western Australia and the Western Australian Bank in my head. I'm now seeking details on the establishment and demise of Town and Country Building Society. Sir James McCusker was the founder, but thats all I can remember. Can anyone help? -- I@ntalk 05:50, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

"Western Australia's 100 most influential people"[edit]

Gosh, its been a while since anyone posted here I see. The insert in todays West is good reading if you're interested. Wikipedia is quoted as one the references. — Moondyne 05:03, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

Good reading maybe - the choice of people is fairly predictable. At least they put the references in - what a strain that must be seing the 'West' no longer identifies most of its sources for news stories SatuSuro 07:43, 9 November 2006 (UTC)
One of them has a draft at my user subpage on "George Temple Poole" All welcome.
Sorry, here is Signature Fred.e 00:51, 27 November 2006 (UTC)