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Treasurers of Western Australia: John Forrest, Carmen Lawrence, Hal Colebatch, Colin Barnett, Charles Court, Richard Court, John Scaddan

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Published October 8th 2011
ISBN : 9781234598525
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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: 29. Chapters: John Forrest, Carmen Lawrence, Hal Colebatch, Colin Barnett, Charles Court, Richard Court, JohnMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: John Forrest, Carmen Lawrence, Hal Colebatch, Colin Barnett, Charles Court, Richard Court, John Scaddan, Newton Moore, Brian Burke, David Brand, Frank Wilson, Ross McLarty, Henry Lefroy, Philip Collier, Henry Daglish, Cornthwaite Rason, Albert Hawke, Alf Morgans, Frederick Illingworth, James Mitchell, Eric Ripper, John Willcock, George Throssell, Frank Wise, Ray OConnor, Peter Dowding, John Tonkin. 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 Australias 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. Forrests 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, was one of 10 children of William and Margaret Forrest, who came out as servants under Dr John Ferguson in...