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See also: Talk:History of Western Australia and Talk:Perth, Western Australia


Dams in WA[edit]

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The State of Western Australia[edit]

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closed as per the main discussion *Retraction: Please note that, taking account, among other things, of comments above there is enough to show that it was an error (mine) to have proposed that the states of Australia are properly named "the State of...". Thanks to those who have helped in resolving the point (for me. at least). Qexigator (talk) 10:20, 25 October 2013 (UTC)[1].... Gnangarra 00:20, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

The info box links to States and territories of Australia but neither the lead nor the body of the article informs, or confirms for, a reader that "the State of...." is the proper name of this and other states of the Commonwealth of Australia, per the preamble to the Australia Act 1986[2] and its sections applying to all the states generally, except 13 and 14 which apply respectively to Queensland and Western Australia specifically. States of a federal union may have different names, as in USA, and not all the constituent parts the Commonwealth of Australia are States. Many readers will know that, but not all. Qexigator (talk) 16:00, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

+Discussion continues at Talk:Victoria (Australia). --Qexigator (talk) 14:48, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

  • Note The above discussion is being undertaken at several talk pages. Since all discussions are essentially about the same topic, a centralised discussion has been started at Wikipedia:Australian Wikipedians' notice board#"State of"..... Further discussion on this subject should continue there to avoid fragmenting the discussion. --AussieLegend () 17:09, 24 October 2013 (UTC)


  • The proper name for Western Australia is defined by Constitution Act 1889, thats says Western Australia[3] Gnangarra 00:38, 25 October 2013 (UTC)
Comment: That link makes a helpfully informative contribution to the discussion. Noted that by this act of 1889 "...it shall be lawful for Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the said Council and Assembly [of Western Australia], to make laws for the peace, order, and good Government of the Colony of Western Australia and its Dependencies..." (s.2); that the act's provisions have become subject to the legislation constituting the Federation; but that otherwise the act (as amended) could be regarded as conferring, acknowledging or affirming, some kind of legislative and executive sovereignty vis-a'-vis the federal Commonwealth (or not). Also noted, s.61; "Nothing in this Act contained shall prevent Her Majesty from dividing the Colony of Western Australia... erecting the same...into a separate Colony or Colonies under such form of Government as she may think fit...."; s.77: "This Act shall be proclaimed in Western Australia, by the Governor...": Schedule E (inserted by No. 24 of 2005 s. 7): "...I will faithfully serve the people of Western Australia ...". While this seems inconclusive on the question whether the proper name today is the State of Western Australia, it leans to the contrary. Qexigator (talk) 07:19, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

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Year of establishment[edit]

This edit puts Western Australia into Category:1829 establishments in Australia - the year the Swan River Colony was started - which is consistent with History of Western Australia. However a settlement was established in King George Sound (now Albany, Western Australia) in 1826 specifically for the purposes of claiming the rest of the continent (to stop the French from doing it), so why is the state not deemed to have been established in 1826? Why was the state not deemed to be established until the Swan River Colony in 1829? Is there some legal distinction between a "settlement" and a "colony"? Is it because the Albany settlement was purely a penal settlement with no free settlers? Mitch Ames (talk) 01:05, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

You have answered your own question JarrahTree 01:13, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Which is it? "Legal distinction between settlement/colony" or "we don't count crims"? A slightly more comprehensive answer would assist my understanding. Mitch Ames (talk) 02:00, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
My understanding is that it is because the Albany settlement was under the control of the NSW government, whilst the 1829 colony was independent. AtHomeIn神戸 (talk) 02:24, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
sounds good JarrahTree 02:56, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
Ok, so I think I have found the answer - Stirling was acting under a British Act of Parliament when he established the colony. On the other hand, the consitutional centre's website calls Albany a military outpost.
Interestingly, I have found that this page has the unsourced statement: "21 January 1827 – Western Australia was established when a small British settlement was established at King George's Sound (Albany) by Major Edmund Lockyer who was to provide a deterrent to the French presence in the area." However, external sources such as this do not even mention the earlier settlement, so I think the History of Australia (1788-1850) article should be fixed. AtHomeIn神戸 (talk) 03:06, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

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