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Our Constitution

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Alternate image textThe History of Western Australia's Constitution. This exhibition gives an explanation of the chronological development of political change in Western Australia from British Settlement in 1829 until today. It is an historic account of how our political and constitutional system came about. It looks at the factors that influenced the development of the Western Australian Constitution and it also touches on the issues that led Western Australia to join the Federation of Australian States.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.