St. George Books | 1996.
Q 994.1 AUS
0867780584 : $19.95
200 p. : chiefly ill., ports. 30 cm.
This unique visual record of Western Australia is like no other book yet published. Utilizing hundreds of photographs and illustrations it traces, in easy-to-read chronological format, the shaping of the nation's biggest State from its colonial origins to the approaching new millennium.
Milestones, landmark developments, key social change, architecture, people of influence, important visitors, unusual personalities, sports' achievers all unfold in these pages. So, too, do natural and human disasters upswings and downturns, misadventure, the clash of cultures, wars, fashion, new technology, politics and a host of other subjects.
The pictures appearing inside come almost entirely from the resources of The West Australian which, as the second-oldest continuously produced newspaper in Australia, has chronicled events that make up this living history, dating back to its antecedent, the Perth Gazette in 1833.
With its wealth of textual information, Western Images offers a fascinating look at both past and present, one that will delight all tastes and age groups.
St. George Books.
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