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‘… under the tutelage of Downing Street’: British convicts and the attainment of representative and responsible government in Western Australia, 1850-1890.
Dr P. R. Millett BA (Hons) MPHA

[Lord Carnarvon wants] … to induce the country to remain, as it is, under the tutelage of Downing Street …(1)
Stephen Henry Parker



(1) Western Australian Parliamentary Debates (hereafter WAPD), vol.III, p.246.


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