Western Australia

  • Frederick Martin
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The administration of Western Australia—the only colony to which convicts from Great Britain continue to be transported—is under a Governor appointed by the Crown, who is assisted by an Executive Council composed of certain office-holders, namely, the senior officer in command of the forces, the Colonial Secretary, the Comptroller-General of Convicts, the Surveyor-General, the Attorney-General, and the Treasurer and Collector of Internal Revenue. There is also a Legislative Council, composed, including the Governor, of six official and six unofficial members. The official members are the Governor, the Commander of the Forces, the Colonial Secretary, the Surveyor-General, the Attorney-General, and the Treasurer and Collector of Internal Revenue. The unofficial members were formerly appointed by the Crown, on the recommendation of the Governor, but are in future to be elected by the inhabitants of the colony.


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Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning Australasia

1. Official Publications

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