Tales from Boomtown: Western Australian Premiers from Brand to Barnett

Tales from Boomtown: Western Australian Premiers from Brand to Barnett

by Peter Kennedy

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781742585338
Publisher: UWA Publishing
Publication date: 03/17/2014
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Hazard at the First Hurdle: Charles Court and Brian Burke 9

Chapter 2 The Record Term Premier: David Brand 1959-71 24

Chapter 3 The Unlucky Premier. John Tonkin 1971-74 42

Chapter 4 In the Saddle at Last: Charles Court 1974-82 60

Chapter 5 The Forgotten Premier: Ray O'Connor 1982-83 84

Chapter 6 Young Man in a Hurry: Brian Burke 1983-88 100

Chapter 7 Poisoned Chalice: Peter Dowding 1988-90 148

Chapter 8 Australia's First Woman Premier: Carmen Lawrence 1990-93 172

Chapter 9 In His Father's Footsteps: Richard Court 1993-2001 194

Chapter 10 The Academic Premier: Geoff Gallop 2001-6 222

Chapter 11 Election Rush: Alan Carpenter 2006-8 248

Chapter 12 The Emperor: Colin Barnett 2008- 274

Afterword 303

Sources 307

Index 311

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