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Public Servants of Western Australia - Agents-General for Western Australia, Surveyors General of Western Australia, John Forrest (Paperback) Loot Price: R216
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Public Servants of Western Australia - Agents-General for Western Australia, Surveyors General of Western Australia, John Forrest (Paperback)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Agents-General for Western Australia, Surveyors General of Western Australia, John Forrest, John Septimus Roe, Hal Colebatch, George Temple-Poole, C. Y. O'Connor, Newton Moore, A. O. Neville, Edmund Henderson, Richard Goldsmith Meares, Henry Lefroy, Thomas Hill Dixon, Russell Dumas, Walter James, Cornthwaite Rason, Malcolm Fraser, Edward Wittenoom, Edward Hardman, Allan Fels, George Hampton, Neale Fong, Frederick Slade Drake-Brockman, Harry Johnston, Surveyor General of Western Australia, Henry Trigg. Excerpt: Sir John Forrest GCMG (22 August 1847 - 2 September 1918) was an Australian explorer, the first Premier of Western Australia and a cabinet minister in Australia's first federal parliament. As a young man, John Forrest won fame as an explorer by leading three expeditions into the interior of Western Australia. He was appointed Surveyor General and in 1890 became the first Premier of Western Australia, its only premier as a self-governing colony. Forrest's premiership gave the state ten years of stable administration during a period of rapid development and demographic change. He pursued a policy of large-scale public works and extensive land settlement, and he helped to ensure that Western Australia joined the federation of Australian states. After federation, he moved to federal politics, where he was at various times postmaster-general, Minister for Defence, Minister for Home Affairs, Treasurer and acting Prime Minister. Shortly before his death, Forrest was informed that the King had approved his being raised to the British peerage as Baron Forrest of Bunbury. He immediately began signing his name as "Forrest," as if he were already a peer. However, at the time of his death his peerage had not been legally established by letters patent. References to him as "Lord Forrest" are therefore incorrect. Forrest, wa...

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Imprint: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2011
First published: July 2011
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 30
ISBN-13: 978-1-157-00507-0
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-157-00507-1
Barcode: 9781157005070

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