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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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