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The following titles relating to Claremont and Freshwater Bay History are available for reference at the Museum:

Gregory, J. and Gothard, J. (eds.), Historical Encyclopedia of Western Australia, 2000, Crawley, UWA Press.

Aboriginal History

Carter, B., & Nutter L., Nyungah land: records of invasion and theft of Aboriginal land on the Swan River, 1829-1850, 2006, Swan Valley Nyungah Community, Guildford.

Choo, C. & Hollbach, S., ‘History & Native Title’, Studies in Western Australian History, No. 22, 2003, Nedlands, UWA.

Milroy, J., Host, J. & Stannage, T., ‘Wordal’, Studies in Western Australian History, No. 23, 2001, Nedlands, UWA.


Cullity, M. A.,History of Dairying in Western Australia, 1979, Nedlands, UWA Press.

Cooper, W., Moore, G. And White, M., Adversity and Achievement: A History of the Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia, 2004, Claremont, Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia (Inc).


Hugo, J. A Spirited Place: 25 Years at the Claremont School of Art 1968-1993, 1993, Claremont, Claremont School of Art.


Berson, M. PRAC – East Claremont Primary School, 1985, Perth, East Claremont Primary School P & C Association (Inc).

Edwards, P. & Hillman, W.,A School with a View – A Centenary History of Christ Church Grammar School, 2010, Claremont, Christ Church Grammar School.

Gregory,J., Building a Tradition, A History of Scotch College, 1996, Nedlands, University of WA.

Lang, J., A Living Tradition, A History of Methodist Ladies College, 1980, Claremont, MLC Old Girls’ Assoc.

McKenzie, John A., 25 Years: A History of Claremont Teachers College 1952-1977,1981, Perth, Claremont Teachers College.

Paul, E., Growing up in Graylands, 1992, —- Graylands Parents & Citizens Assoc.

Shepherd, C. J. DEM – Claremont Primary School 1893-1993, Claremont Primary, 1993.

Stephenson, J., Loreto W.A. 1988, Victoria Park, Hesperian Press.

Whiteford, N. Presbyterian Ladies College, 1975, Perth, PLC.

Convict/Pensioner Guards History:

Barker, D J. Warders and Gaolers: A Dictionary of Western Australian Prison Officers 1829-1879, Western Australia, Western Australian Genealogical Society (Inc).

Stannage, C.T. (editor) Studies in Western Australian History, IV, ‘Convictism in Western Australia’, 1981, Nedlands, University of WA.

Sherriff, J. & Brake, A. (editor), Building a Colony, the Convict Legacy, 2006, Nedlands, University of WA.

Local History:

Bolton, G. & Gregory, J., Claremont – A History, 1999, UWA Press, Nedlands.

Catomore, R., Dan-Joo, Together, 1995, Perth, Town of Claremont Museum.

Clarke, M.R., Asteroids on the Swan, Vol 1, Nedlands Park, 1993, Karrinyup, DUX Educational Publishers.

Coleman, Rabbi Dr. S., A Short History of the Karrakatta Cemetery, 1979, Perth, The Karrakatta Cemetery Board of Trustees.

Marchant-James, R., Cottesloe, A Town of Distinction, 2007, Cottesloe, Town of Cottesloe.

Pascoe, R., Peppermint Grove, 1983, Melbourne, Oxford University Press.

Williams, A.E., Nedlands: From Campsite to City, 1984, Perth, City of Nedlands.


Tunbridge, Dr. P and Kamien, Dr. M., The Medical Practice at 328 Stirling Highway, Claremont From 1896-2011, 2011, Claremont, Claremont General Practice Pty Ltd.

Whyntie, A., Sunset Hospital,1999, Nedlands, Ann Whyntie


Broomhall, F H., The Veterans, 1989, Carlisle, Hesperian Press.

Browning, N., The Westralian Battalion: The Unit History of the 44th Battalion A.I.F, 2009, Osborne Park, Quality Press.

Green, N., Western Australian Teacher Soldiers of World War I 1914-1918, 2009, Osborne Park, Quality Press.


Heptinstall, H., If I Were Not Upon the Stage: A short history of St Oswald’s Music Hall 1976-2001, 2011, Hilary Heptinstall.

Knight, J. (editor), Claremont Yacht Club 100 Years of History, 2005, Claremont, Claremont Yacht Club (Inc).

Newman, G. (editor), History of the Cottesloe Golf Club, 1984, Belmont, Cottesloe Golf Club. (Inc).


Croker, B., Celebrating 92 Years: A history of the Walpole Street (Swanbourne) Christian faith community, 1993, Swanbourne, Cottesloe Congregation, Uniting Church in Australia.

Sharp, P. & O’Hara, L., Christ Church Claremont, 1992, Anglican Parish of Claremont, Claremont.

Walker, R. A., Century to Claremont: A Century to Claremont Baptist Church: Centre of faith in God midway between Perth & Fremantle, 1998, Western Australia, The Baptist Union of WA Ministry Centre.

Williams, A E., West Australian Way: The Growth of the Anglican Church in Western Australia The First 100 Years 1829-1929, 1989, Western Australia, Province of Western Australia of the Anglican Church.


Casey, K., The Tigers’ Tale: The Origins and History of the Claremont Football Club, 1995, Perth, National Library of Australia.

Swan River:

Brearly, A., Ernest Hodgkin’s Swanland: estuaries and coastal lagoons of Southwestern Australia, 2005, Crawley, UWA Press.


Dickson, R., They Kept This State Afloat: Shipbuilders, Boatbuilders and Shipwrights of WA 1829-1929, 1998, Carlisle, Hesperian Press.