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Commonwealth Government Records about Tasmania

Further reading

Australian Dictionary of Biography, Australian National University, Canberra,

Beresford, Quentin, 'Keating, John Henry 1872–1940'
Townsley, WA, 'Cosgrove, Sir Robert 1884–1969'

Classification of the Commonwealth Public Service, Melbourne, 1904.

Evans, Raymond et al., 1901, Our Future's Past: documenting Australia's federation, Macmillan, Sydney, 1997.

James, Denis, Federal–State Financial Relations: the Deakin prophecy, The Vision in Hindsight: Parliament and the

Constitution – Paper No. 2, Department of the Parliamentary Library, Canberra, 2001.

'Menzies defends dismissals: House debate', Canberra Times, 3 October 1951, p. 4.

Nethercote, John, 'A Westphalian moment for the public service', Public Sector Informant, July 2012, p. 22.

Nethercote, John, Departmental Machinery of Government since 1987, Parliamentary Library Research Paper 24, Department of the Parliamentary Library, Canberra, 1998–99,

Nixon, Peter, An Active Journey: the Peter Nixon story, Connor Court, Ballan, Victoria, 2012.

Reynolds, Henry, A History of Tasmania, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, 2012.

Robson, Lloyd, A History of Tasmania, Volume II: colony and state from 1956 to the 1980s, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1990.

Robson, Lloyd and Roe, Michael, A Short History of Tasmania, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1997.

Roe, Michael, The State of Tasmania: identity at Federation time, Tasmanian Historical Research Association, Hobart, 2001.

Sawer, Geoffrey, Australian Federal Politics and Law, 1929–1949, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1963.

Sawer, Geoffrey, Australian Federal Politics and Law, 1901–1929, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1956.

The Companion to Tasmanian History, Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart,

Bingham, Max, 'Angus Bethune'
Cassidy, Jill, 'Migration'
Henning, Peter, 'Second World War'
Jensen, Ellen, 'Royal visits'
Petrow, Stefan, 'The state'


Chapter 1
The Commonwealth and Tasmania, 1901–2000