Western Australian 175th Anniversary

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The Western Australian 175th Anniversary of European settlement was celebrated in 2004.

The anniversary celebrations were different in style to the 1929 centenary events, and limited in their extent compared to those of the 150th anniversary in 1979.[1][2][3][4]

Funding was made available for films about the original Noongar inhabitants for the celebrations, to acknowledge the original people.[5]

Books and compilations related to the anniversary were published in 2004.[6][7][8]

A range of community groups contributed to the celebration throughout the state,[9][10] as did The West Australian, the sole daily WA newspaper.[11]

Icons of WA history[edit]

As part of the celebrations, a list was made of iconic events and places of Western Australian history. The list was compiled by the Western Australian Government and the National Trust of Australia (WA).

The public were able to nominate their choices, however the number of nominations were not the final deciding factor. Thirteen icons were included in the project, one for each month of the anniversary and two in December.[12]


  1. ^ Western Australia. 175th Anniversary Secretariat (2004), Foundation Day 2004, 175th Anniversary Secretariat, retrieved 11 December 2016 
  2. ^ 175th Anniversary State Conference (2004 : Perth, W.A.); Western Australia. 175th Anniversary Secretariat (2004), Western Australian twenty twenty-nine : a shared journey, 175th Anniversary Secretariat, retrieved 11 December 2016 
  3. ^ http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/42660/20050705-0000/www.175anniversary.wa.gov.au/index84c8.html 175th Anniversary web page on the Pandora NLA website
  4. ^ Western Australia (1980), 175th anniversary of the founding of the Swan River Colony, Govt. of Western Australia, retrieved 11 December 2016 
  5. ^ Stasiuk, Glen; Sillifant, Ash; Collard, Len; Kulbardi Productions; Murdoch University. Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre; South West Aboriginal Land & Sea Council (2005), Noongar of the Beeliar (Swan River), Kulbardi Productions, retrieved 11 December 2016 
  6. ^ Gentile, Andrew (2004), The Swan River : images from Guildford into the upper reaches, Andrew Gentile, ISBN 978-0-9581432-1-9 
  7. ^ Statham-Drew, Pamela; Statham-Drew, Pamela, 1944-. James Stirling; Pandorus Publications (2004), James Stirling and the birth of the Swan River Colony, Pandorus, ISBN 978-0-646-43795-8 
  8. ^ 175th anniversary of the founding of the Swan River colony, Constitutional Centre, 2004, retrieved 11 December 2016 
  9. ^ Western Australian Genealogical Society; Western Australian Genealogical Society. Swan River Pioneers 1829-1838 Special Interest Group (2005), First families of the Swan River Colony : a brief biographical description of persons arriving into or born in the Swan River Colony up to 31st December 1838, Western Australian Genealogical Society, ISBN 978-1-876815-20-2 
  10. ^ West Australian Quilters' Association (2004), Women's work : the first exhibition of Western Australia's quilt heritage in celebration of the state of Western Australia's 175th anniversary, West Australian Quilters' Association, ISBN 978-0-9579590-2-6 
  11. ^ Wellington, Angela; West Australian Newspapers (2004), 175th anniversary souvenir : WA's defining moments, West Australian Newspapers, retrieved 11 December 2016 
  12. ^ "Western Australian Heritage Icons 2004". The Constitutional Centre of Western Australia. Department of the Premier and Cabinet. Retrieved 2016-12-11.