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Commonwealth Government Records about Tasmania


Australia. Treasury, The Centenary of Treasury 1901–2001: 100 years of public service, Department of Treasury, Canberra, 2001.

Coleman, William, Cornish, Selwyn and Hagger, Alf, Giblin's Platoon: the trials and triumphs of the economist in Australian public life, ANU E Press, Canberra, 2006, Chapter 8 'The seven-pointed star'.

Eslake, Saul, '2010–2011: annual report on the "state" of Tasmania', Tasmania 40° South, no. 64, 2012, pp. 15–17.

Felton, Heather, From Commissariat to Treasury: the story of the Tasmanian Department of Treasury and Finance 1804 to 2004, Department of Treasury and Finance, Hobart, 2004.

Giddings, Lara, 'Tasmania is no beggar, it wants its entitlements', Australian, 1 May 2012, p. 14 (A Plus).

Hancock, Jim and Smith, Julie, Financing the Federation, South Australian Centre for Economic Studies, Adelaide, 2001,

Henderson, Anne, Joseph Lyons: the people's prime minister, NewSouth, Sydney, 2011.

McDonald, DI, 'Lockyer, Sir Nicholas Colston (1855–1933)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Australian National University, Canberra,

Rae, Jeffrey, 'Tasmania's no tiger: but why?', IPA Review, September 2002, pp. 11–13.

Sawer, Geoffrey, Australian Federal Politics and Law 1901–1929, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1972.

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

  • Bennett, Scott, 'Edward Braddon'
  • Dickens, Greg, 'Mining'
  • Felmingham, Bruce, 'Economy'
  • Tassell, Chris, 'Comalco'

Whitlam, Gough, The Whitlam Government 1972–1975, Penguin Books, Melbourne, 1985.


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Commonwealth–Tasmanian financial relations