Author:James Sykes Battye

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James Sykes Battye

Dr. James Sykes Battye was the first chief librarian of the Victoria Public Library (now the State Library of Western Australia) in Perth, Western Australia. He was a leading historian, librarian and public figure of the State.

James Sykes Battye


  • The Cyclopedia of Western Australia: an historical and commercial review: descriptive and biographical facts, figures and illustrations: an epitome of progress (1912). Facsimile edition published 1985. (transcription project)
  • Western Australia: a history from its discovery to the inauguration of the Commonwealth (1924)

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1927.

The author died in 1954, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.