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Documents Relating to the Movement for Representative Government.
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Minutes of Legislative Council 1845-1870.
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Bicentennial Dictionary of West Australians pre-1829-1888.
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David Black and Philip Pendal, House to House: the story of Western Australia’s Government and Parliament Houses over 175 years, (Perth, Western Australia: Parliament of Western Australia, 2004).
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