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Dynamics in Government

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A Guide to the Workings of Government in Western Australia

This booklet examines the system of government that has developed in Western Australia since it was established as a British Colony.  Prior to establishment of the colony, the land had been inhabited by the Aboriginal people, who had their own laws, customs and traditions.  This booklet does not attempt to examine what happened to the Aboriginal people and their laws, customs and traditions following the establishment of the Swan River Colony.  Without doubt this is an important aspect of the State's history, but it is beyond the scope of this booklet.