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- Report of Captain Molloy on neighbourhood of the Blackwood River, 1830 by John Molloy
- Report of an excursion to the Northward from Augusta, 1831 by John Bussell
- Journals of Several Expeditions Made in Western Australia, During the Years 1829, 1830, 1831, and 1832, 1833 by Joseph Cross
- Account of a short Excursion from Albany up French River, by A. Collie
- Account of an Excursion to the North of King George's Sound, between the 26th of April and the 4th of May, 1831, by A. Collie, Surgeon
- Account of the Country intervening between Augusta and Swan River
- Extract of a Letter received from Dr. J. B. Wilson, R.N.; dated King George's Sound, 15th Dec. 1829
- Government Notice relative to Port Augusta
- Government Notice relative to Port Leschenault
- Journal of an Expedition under the command of Lieut. Preston, to explore the Coast to the Northward of Swan River
- Journal of an Expedition under the direction of Ensign Dale, to the Eastward of the Darling Mountain, in August, 1831
- Journal of another Expedition to the Eastward of the Darling Range, under the direction of Ensign Dale; commenced on the 25th October, and concluded on the 7th November, 1830
- Journal of Lieut. Ad. Erskine, 63rd Regiment, travelling from Perth to the eastward, over Darling's Range, in the month of September, 1830
- Journal of the Proceedings of a party of Officers and men, for the purpose of crossing the Darling Range of Mountains, under the orders of Lieutenant Preston, R.N.
- Journal of the Proceedings of a party of Officers and men; at Browne Mount, Cockburn Sound, for the purpose of exploring the Canning River and the intervening country, as respects the soil, &c.
- Letter from A. Collie, Resident at Albany, King George's Sound, July 31st, 1832
- Letters from Mr. Dale, giving a summary description of the country passed over in going to Mount Bakewell, and, also, in an Expedition to examine the Country to the North and South of that place
- Mr. Bussell's Journal of an Expedition to the River Vasse, from the Blackwood
- Mr. Dale's Journal of an Expedition from King George's Sound to the Koikyennuruff Range of Mountains
- Mr. Dale's second Excursion to trace the Helena River, in December, 1829
- Mr. Richard Dale's First Excursion to trace the Helena River, in October, 1829
- Observations on the Coast, Country, &c. from Cockburn Sound to Geographe Bay, between the 17th and 20th of November, 1829, by Mr. Collie and Lieut. Preston, R.N.
- Report of an Excursion in a Whale Boat, from Six Miles to the Eastward of Ramé Point to Six Miles to the N.W. of Point d'Entrecasteaux, and from thence to the Murray River by Land
- Report of an Excursion to the Northward from Augusta, by Mr. J. C. Bussell
- Report of Captain Bannister's Journey in King George's Sound, over Land, Feb. 5th, 1831
- Notes of an excursion to the Vasse from Augusta by Capt J. Molloy, 1833 by John Molloy
- The State and Position of Western Australia by Frederick Chidley Irwin (1835)
- Letter by George Fletcher Moore as it appeared in the 5 May 1838 The Perth gazette and Western Australian journal, regarding the French expedition two corvettes — The Geographe and the Naturaliste.
- Discoveries in Australia, 1846 by John Lort Stokes
- Victoria: with a description of its principal cities, Melbourne and Geelong, 1856 by Henry Butler Stoney
- Early Voyages to Terra Australis, 1859 by Richard Henry Major
- Extraordinary Government Gazette of Western Australia (No.48 of 1890) by the Government of Western Australia, regarding self government
- History of West Australia, 1897 by Warren Bert Kimberly
- Spinifex and Sand, 1898 by David Carnegie, A Narrative of Five Years' Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia
- Advanced Australia, 1899 by William Johnson Galloway, A Short Account of Australia on the Eve of Federation
- The Humanizing of Commerce and Industry (1919) by Gerald Mussen
Swan River Colony
- Colonial Office Circular, 5 December 1828
- Lieutenant-Governor Stirling's Instructions 30 December 1828 by George Murray: "It having been resolved by His Majesty's Government to occupy the Port on the Western Coast of New Holland, at the Mouth of the River called 'Swan River', with the adjacent Territory, for the purpose of forming a Settlement there."
- Western Australia Act 1829: "An Act to provide until the thirty first day of December one thousand eight hundred and thirty four for the Government of His Majesty’s Settlements in Western Australia on the Western Coast of New Holland."
- Colonial Office Circular, 3 February 1829
- Lieutenant-Governor Stirling's Proclamation of the Colony 18 June 1829 by James Stirling
- Hints on emigration to the new settlement on the Swan and Canning Rivers, on the west coast of Australia, 1829 by Joseph Cross
- Colonial Office Circular, 20 July 1830
- Government Notice - Journal of an excursion to Cape Lewin, April 1830 by James Stirling
- Leake to Twiss, 4 February 1830 by William Leake: "Can you not give Captain Stirling a hint on his imprudence in calling the capital of Swan River by the Insignificant name of Perth?"
- Remarks on the botany, &c. of the banks of Swan River, Isle of Bauche, Baie Geographe, and Cape Naturaliste by Charles Fraser as it appeared in the 1830 Botanical Miscellany
- Colonial Office Circular, 1 March 1831
- The narrative of a voyage to the Swan River, 1831 by John Giles Powell
- Private Letter from Governor Stirling (Swan River Settlement) to Mr. Barrow by James Stirling as it appeared in the 1831 Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London
- General view of the botany of Swan River by Robert Brown, compiled by John Joseph Bennett as it appeared in the 1832 The miscellaneous botanical works of Robert Brown
- Port Augusta to Swan River, from 6th to 25th June 1834, by Frederick Ludlow
- A Sketch of the Vegetation of the Swan River Colony by John Lindley as it appeared in the 1839 Edwards's Botanical Register
- An Account of the Expedition of H.M.S. "Success", 1906 by Augustus H. Gilbert
- The Visit of Charles Fraser to the Swan River in 1827, 1906 by José Guillermo Hay
- The Visit of Mr. Charles Fraser, Colonial Botanist of New South Wales, with Captain Stirling, in H.M.S. "Success," to the Swan River in 1827, with his Report on the Botany, Soil, and Capabilities of the Locality, 1906 by Charles Fraser
- Observations on the soil, &c, &c, of the banks of Swan River by Charles Fraser (undated)
- An Account of a Voyage to Establish a Colony at Port Philip in Bass's Strait, 1805 by James Hingston Tuckey
- The genesis of Queensland: an account of the first exploring journeys to and over Darling Downs: the earliest days of their occupation; social life; station seeking; the course of discovery, northward and westward; and a resumé of the causes which led to separation from New South Wales.. (1888)
- Anonymous article as it appeared in the 19 July 1845 The Perth gazette and Western Australian journal: "Our objections to convict labour are founded on…"
- Resolutions of a Meeting held to determine whether Western Australia should apply to become a Penal Settlement, 1849
- Ordinance enabling transportation of convicts to Western Australia, 1849 by Charles Fitzgerald
- Anonymous article as it appeared in the 9 November 1849 The Perth gazette, and independent journal of politics and news: "It will be seen by our extracts from the Government Gazette that the fiat has gone forth — that Western Australia is now a PENAL SETTLEMENT"
- Untitled article as it appeared in the 7 June 1850 The Perth gazette, and independent journal of politics and news: "The arrival of the Scindian with the first batch of convicts and the staff of officers for the formation of the Penal Establishment took place on Saturday last."
- Charge of Burglary as it appeared in the January 2, 1856 The Manchester Guardian
- Letter of Abraham Jennison, 22 December 1861, by Abraham Jennison
- CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT- Thursday as it appeared in the 9 March 1856 Weekly Dispatch: "Cornelius William John Hardy, James Andrews and Thos. Foster were brought up to receive judgment."
- Convict Discipline at Fremantle as it appeared in the 22 November 1867 The Perth gazette and Western Australian times
- Anonymous letter as it appeared in the 14 January 1871 Fremantle Herald: "Allow me, as the father of a child attending a Government School on the Flats, to call attention to the General Board of Education in dismissing my boy's teacher."
- Untitled article as it appeared in the 21 April 1876 The Western Australian times: "…a man named Bell came galloping from Rockingham, and informed the police that he had seen an American whale boat, manned and armed with rifles"
- Diary of William Sykes by William Sykes (undated)
- Transportation and colonization (1837) by John Dunmore Lang
Joseph Bolitho Johns, better known as Moondyne Joe, was Western Australia's best-known bushranger.
- Breconshire Lent Assizes as it appeared in the 30 March 1849 The Welshman, and General Advertiser for the Principality of Wales
- Untitled article as it appeared in the 15 March 1867 The Perth gazette and Western Australian times: "Probably no event in the colony ever tickled the risible faculties of the public, than did the escape of the notorious convict Moondyne Joe on the afternoon of Thursday last week."
- Moondyne, 1879 novel by John Boyle O'Reilly
- Moondyne Joe - A Picturesque Outlaw, 1928 by Charles William Ferguson, published as "Moondyne Joe", in The Sunday Times (Western Australia), 27the May 1928
- Australia : An appeal to the world on behalf of the younger branch of the family of Shem by Robert Menli Lyon (1839)
- A Ministry Of Malefactors – Keenan's Crushing Condemnation, 1911 by Labor Paper Office
- A Rumpus in the Railways, 1911 in The Sunday Times (Australia)
- The Fremantle Wharf Crisis of 1919, 1920 by the Australian Labor Federation