Labor in Government in WA 1920's

The four primary sources in this section are from the records of Alex McCallum, Minister for Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage in the First Collier Labor Government of 1924 to 1930. The documents provide insight into the challenges faced by a government minister in servicing the requirements of more remote parts of WA at this time while also celebrating some of the main achievements of the period.

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Ministerial tour of Kimberley region, Western Australia, 1926

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Program for opening of Hills Water Scheme for Perth and Fremantle, 1925

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Crossing the Negri River, 1926

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Lionel asbestos mine, Nullagine, 1926

For more information visit the web resource Alex McCallum: an extraordinary Western Australian.


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