The Commonwealth of Australia

  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


On 1 Jan. 1901 New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania were federated under the name of the ‘Commonwealth of Australia’, the designation of ‘colonies’ being at the same time changed into that of ‘states’—except in the ease of Northern Territory, which was transferred from South Australia to the Commonwealth as a ‘territory’ on 1 Jan. 1911.


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Books of Reference

The principal publications of the Bureau are

  1. Official Year Booh of the Commonwealth of Australia. 1907 to dateGoogle Scholar
  2. Pocket Compendium of Australian Statistics. 1913 to dateGoogle Scholar
  3. Quarterly Summary of Australian Statistics. Dec. 1917 to dateGoogle Scholar
  4. Monthly Review of Business Statistics. Oct. 1937 to dateGoogle Scholar

Special Publications

  1. Census—Detailed Tables and Statistician’s Report. 1911–54Google Scholar
  2. Australian Life Tables. 1881–90 to 1953–55Google Scholar
  3. Australian Balance of Payments. 1928–29 to 1951–52Google Scholar

Annual printed bulletins are listed under specified subjects. Other Official Publications

  1. Atlas of Australian Resources. Dept. of National Development, Melbourne, 1955 ff.Google Scholar
  2. Climatological Atlas of Australia. Bureau of Meteorology. Melbourne, 1940Google Scholar
  3. Norfolk Island—Annual Report. Government of New South Wales and Commonwealth of Australia. From 1896Google Scholar
  4. Cocos (Keeling) Islands—Annual Report. Department of Territories, Canberra. From 1955Google Scholar
  5. Christmas Island—Annual Report. Department of Territories, Canberra. From 1958Google Scholar
  6. Australian books: select list of works about or published in Australia. National Library of Australia. Canberra, 1934 to dateGoogle Scholar
  7. Australian national bibliography. Canberra, 1936 to dateGoogle Scholar
  8. Historical Records of Australia. 34 vols. National Library, Canberra, 1914–25Google Scholar
  9. Australia: official handbook. Dept. of the Interior, Canberra, 1961 to dateGoogle Scholar
  10. Current Notes on International Affairs. Dept. of External Affairs, Canberra, 1936 to dateGoogle Scholar

Non-Official Publications

  1. Australian Quartely: a Quarterly Review of Australian Affairs. Sydney, 1929 to dateGoogle Scholar
  2. Australian National Travel Association. Australian Tourist Guide. Melbourne, 1960Google Scholar
  3. Casey, R. G., Lord, Friends and Neighbours. Melbourne, 1954Google Scholar
  4. Chisholm, A. H. (ed.), Australian Encyclopaedia. 10 vols. Sydney, 1962Google Scholar
  5. Clark, C. M. H. (ed.), Select Documents in Australian History, 1788–1900. 2 vols. Sydney, 1950–55Google Scholar
  6. Eggleston, Sir Frederic, Reflections on Australian Foreign Policy. Melbourne, 1957Google Scholar
  7. Ferguson, Sir John, Biblioaraphy of Australia, 1784–1850. 4 vols. Sydney, 1941–55; vol. 5 (1851–1900), Part 1, 1963. Parts 2 and 3 in preparationGoogle Scholar
  8. Greenwood, G. (ed.), Australia, a political and social history. 3rd ed. Sydney, 1960.—(ed.), Australia in World Affairs 1950–55. Melbourne, 1957Google Scholar
  9. Hancock, Sir Keith, Australia. Brisbane, 1961Google Scholar
  10. Laseron, C. F., The Face of Australia. 2nd ed. Sydney, 1961Google Scholar
  11. Menzies, Sir Robert, Speech is of Time. London, 1958Google Scholar
  12. Moore, T. I. (ed.), A Book of Australia. London, 1961Google Scholar
  13. Noble, N. S. (ed.), The Australian Environment. 3rd ed. Melbourne, 1960Google Scholar
  14. Pike, D., Australia—the quiet continent. CUP, 1961Google Scholar
  15. Rateliffe, F. N., Flying Fox and Drifting Sand. Sydney, 1963Google Scholar
  16. Serie, P., Dictionary of Australian Biography. 2 vols, Sydney, 1949Google Scholar
  17. Taylor, T. G., Australia: A. Study of Warm Environments and their Effect on British Settlement. 7th ed. London, 1959Google Scholar
  18. Who’s Who in Australia. Melbourne, 1906 to dateGoogle Scholar
  19. Report on the development of Canberra …, 1962–67. National Capital Development Commission, Canberra, 1062Google Scholar
  20. Borrie, W. D., and others, Canberra: the next decade. Canberra, 1963Google Scholar
  21. Wigmore, L., The Long View: a history of Australia’s national capital. Melbourne, 1963Google Scholar
  22. Official Year-Booh of New South Wales (1886/87–1900/01 under the title Wealth and Progress of NSW): latest full issue, 1961; separate sections, 1964Google Scholar
  23. New South Wales Statistical Register. Published annually since 1858; latest issue of separate sections, 1962–63 and 1962Google Scholar
  24. New South Wales Pocket Year-Book, Published since 1913; latest issue, 1965Google Scholar
  25. New South Wales Statistical Bulletin (quarterly). Published since 1905 (except 1943–48)Google Scholar
  26. Monthly Summary of Business Statistics. Published since May 1931Google Scholar
  27. Cumberland County Council, Growth of Population in Australia and the County of Cumberland. Sydney, 1959Google Scholar
  28. New South Wales Dept. of Tourist Activities, Facts about New South Wales. Sydney, 1962Google Scholar
  29. Sydney City Council, The City of Sydney: Official Guide. Sydney, 1963Google Scholar
  30. Victorian Year-Book. (Annually since 1873)Google Scholar
  31. Victorian Pocket Year-Book. (Annually since 1956)Google Scholar
  32. Victorian Statistical Register. (Annually from 1854 to 1916)Google Scholar
  33. Quarterly Abstract of Statistics. (Feb. 1947–March 1958)Google Scholar
  34. Victorian Monthly Statistical Review (from Jan. 1960)Google Scholar
  35. Victoria: The First Century. Official History of Victoria, Melbourne, 1934Google Scholar
  36. Leeper, G. W. (ed.), Introducing Victoria. Melbourne, 1955Google Scholar
  37. McIntyre, A. J. and J. J., Country Towns of Victoria: a Social Survey. Melbourne, 1944Google Scholar
  38. Pratt, A., The Centenary History of Victoria. Melbourne, 1934Google Scholar
  39. Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, Introducing Queensland. Brisbane, 1961Google Scholar
  40. Queensland-Department of Agriculture and Stock, The Queensland Agricultural and Pastoral Handbook. 2 vols. Brisbane, 1962Google Scholar
  41. Cilento, R., and Lack, C., Triumph in the Tropics. Brisbane, 1959Google Scholar
  42. Greenwood, G., and Laverty, J., Brisbane 1859–3959. Sydney, 1959Google Scholar
  43. Greenwood, R. H., Queensland, City, Coast and Country. London, 1959Google Scholar
  44. Lack, C., Queensland, Daughter of the Sun. Brisbane, 1959.—Three Decades of Queensland Political History. Brisbane, 1962Google Scholar
  45. Best, R. J. (ed.), Introducing South Australia. Cambridge, 1959Google Scholar
  46. Centenary History of South Australia. Royal Geographical Society of Australasia. Adelaide, 1936Google Scholar
  47. Finlayson, H. H., The Red Centre: Man and Beast in the Heart of Australia. 2nd ed. Sydney, 1952Google Scholar
  48. Madigan, C. T., Central Australia. 2nd ed. Melbourne, 1944Google Scholar
  49. Crowley, F. K., A Short History of Western Australia. Melbourne, 1959.—Australia’s Western Third. London, 1960Google Scholar
  50. Gentilli, T., Atlas of Western Australian Agriculture. Perth, 1941Google Scholar
  51. Kerr, Alex, Northwestern Australia. Perth, 1962Google Scholar
  52. Stephenson, G., and Hepburn, J. A., Plan for the Metropolitan Region: Perth and Fremantle. Perth, 1955Google Scholar
  53. Main publications: Statities of the State of Tasmania, Annual (from 1822).—Pocket Year Book of Tasmania. Annual (from 1921).—Monthly Summary of Statistics (from July 1945)Google Scholar
  54. Economic Resources of Tasmania, Hobart, 1945Google Scholar
  55. Barrett, C., Isle of Mountains. London, 1944Google Scholar
  56. Cerutty, L., Handbook for Tasmania. Hobart. 1949Google Scholar
  57. Skemp, J. R., Tasmania yesterday and today. Melbourne. 1958Google Scholar
  58. Waleh’s Tasmanian Almanac. Hobart and London. AnnualGoogle Scholar
  59. The Northern Territory: Annual Report. Dept. of Territories. Canberra, from 1911Google Scholar
  60. Australian Territories. Dept. of Territories. Canberra, 1960 to dateGoogle Scholar
  61. Nothern Territory Statistical Summary. Bureau of Census and Statistics. Canberra, from 1960Google Scholar
  62. Prospects of Agriculture in the Northern Territory. Dept. of Territories. Canberra, 1961Google Scholar
  63. Northern Territory Scientific Liaison Conference, Darwin 1961, Conference Papers. Melbourne, 1961Google Scholar
  64. Holmes, J. M., Australia’s Open North. Sydney, 1963Google Scholar
  65. Lockwood, D. W., Fair Dinkum. London, 1960Google Scholar
  66. Polisheck, N., Life on the Paly River. London, 1961Google Scholar
  67. The Territory of Papua Annual Report. Commonwealth of Australia. 1906–1040–41 and from 1945–46Google Scholar
  68. The Territory of New Guinea. Annual Report. Commonwealth of Australia. 1914–1940–41 and from 1946–47Google Scholar
  69. Report on New Guinea. UN visiting missions to… Nauru and New Guinea. New York, 1962Google Scholar
  70. Papua and New Guinea: statements of Australian policy. Minister for Territories. Canberra, 1960Google Scholar
  71. New Guinea. Australian Institute of Intern. Affairs. Sydney, 1962Google Scholar
  72. Bettison, D. G., and others, Independence of Papua-New Guinea. Sydney. 1962Google Scholar
  73. Essai, B., Papua and New Guinea. Melbourne, 1961Google Scholar
  74. Hasluck, P. M. C., The Economic Development of Papua-New Guinea. Canberra, 1962Google Scholar
  75. Robson, R. W. (ed.), Handbook of Papua and New Guinea. Rev. ed. Sydney, 1961Google Scholar
  76. Simpson, C., Plumes and Arrows Inside New Guinea. Sydney, 1962.Google Scholar
  77. Wilkes, J. (ed.), New Guinea and Australia. Austral. Inst. of Political Science, 1959Google Scholar
  78. Report to the General Assembly of the United Nations on the Administration of the Territory of Nauru. 1949 to dateGoogle Scholar
  79. Text of Trusteeship Agreement. (Cmd. 7290; Treaty Series No. 89, 1947)Google Scholar
  80. Territory of Nauru—Annual Report. Dept. of Territories. Canberra, 1920–40 and from 1947–48Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1965

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